Takuo Nakamura ≒ Kanazawa Crafts Exhibition

“Takuo Nakamura ≒ Kanazawa Crafts Exhibition” (*) will be held as the 23rd exhibition of ART colors which celebrate the four seasons of Japan with art.

From “Taisetsu” to “Risshun”, winter to spring, is the most spectacular season of the 24 solar terms of the year which are filed with auspicious days. Kanazawa, the Kaga clan castle town in Hokuriku region known as the kingdom of the tea ceremony, is also known for craft arts with aesthetic value used in everyday life, which have been continually refined since olden times. In this exhibition, you will experience the dignified elegance of winter of Hokuriku region through works by ceramic artist Takuo Nakamura who embodies Kanazawa crafts with a free interpretation, as well as up-and-coming artists and visual artist who all have a deep connection with Kanazawa and are active in various fields.

We hope you enjoy these works which represent the “Now” of Kanazawa without being bound by the limitations of traditional crafts, and Kanazawa’s sense of the aesthetic which brings everyday life and beauty ever closer together.

* “≒” is a sign which means approximation.

– Current progressive forms of the Kanazawa aesthetic –
It is not commonly known that Toshiie Maeda, the first lord of Kaga clan, gave stipend to Koetsu Honami from the time he was one of Nobunaga’s retainers. This means that even the first lord of Kaga clan had the potential to be a patron of cultural arts. Since then, great cultural assets were accumulated during the clan government period which lasted 300 years. The nature to encourage cultural arts which were passed down to the townspeople have developed Kanazawa’s distinctive sense of aesthetics over a hundred years since Meiji period, changing its form in various ways.

The “Culture of Kanazawa”, in which artistic elements have melded with every part of daily life, is continuously living in the townspeople who were brought up to experience it with their “hands” and “eyes”.

The artistic expression of Takuo Nakamura, a third generation descendant of Baizan Nakamura who lived in the early Meiji period, is exactly a modern progressive form of that Kanazawa aesthetic (Miyabi Kaneda, Gallery Ten).

Vol. 23 2017-2018 Winter Exhibition

Date: December 4, 2017 (Mon.) – February 18, 2018 (Sun.)
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: 25F / 31F
Fare: Admission Free

[Curation]Miyabi Kaneda, Gallery-Ten
[Sponsor] Kanazawa Tourist Association
[Video Production] Hirotoh Morikawa
[Produced by] creative unit moon

Artists

Takuo Nakamura  |  Naoki Sakai  |  Eriko Asano  |  Meiri Ishida  |  Fumi Terawaki



Art Works

Takuo Nakamura
Vessel, not a vessel
Ceramics
A)h27×w47×d20 B)h26×w41×d23cm
Vessel, not a vessel
Michio Kono
Keel
copper・Hammering
h28×w93×d14.5cm
Keel
Saya Yamagishi
plant collecting
Materials/lacqer,magnolia,egg-shell,gold,silver
h2.0×w2.9×d1.9cm
plant collecting
Eriko Asano
Memory#6
Materials/lacqer, magnolia, egg-shell, gold,silver
Memory#6
Meiri Ishida
Pappagallo/Necklace
Resin-treated felt, Plexiglas, Silver oxidised
27×23×2.5cm
Pappagallo/Necklace
Fumi Terawaki
amethyst#05
mineral colors, SUIHI colors, GOFUN colors, hempen paper emboss
h100×w100×d10cm
amethyst#05
Takuo Nakamura
Capturing Space
Ceramics
h236×w36×d9cm
Capturing Space
Takuo Nakamura
Box, not a box
Ceramics
h48×w55×d37cm
Box, not a box
Hirotoh Morikawa
Kanazawa Winter Ramble
movie image
Kanazawa Winter Ramble
Takuo Nakamura
Vessel, not a vessel
Ceramics
A) h27×w43×d23 B) h27×w42×d22cm
Vessel, not a vessel

Gateau chocolat which decided to be a box

Price: 1,500 JPY (2:30-10:00 p.m.)
* Tax and service charge included

Yukishigure

by Chief Cocktail Designer Takayuki Suzuki

Price: 1,600 JPY
* Tax and service charge included


Profile of Artist

Flaming

by Japanese Wagashi Artist Shiho Sakamoto

* Served as on of desserts in Afternoon Tea with Wagashi

“Infinite Time and Space Amid Cognizant Japanese Beauty”

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