Kansas City, MO
Featuring sixteen exemplary works from the Horvitz Collection, this exhibition offers a glimpse of the variety of Japanese ceramics in modern times.
Modern and contemporary Japanese ceramicists manipulate clay and glaze in inventive ways. The resulting vessels display a range of styles – from rustic textures and asymmetrical forms to elegant silhouettes and sensuous colors.
While pushing the boundaries of the medium, these artists also maintain an awareness of historical Japanese aesthetics and forms. Some take inspiration from traditional functions or harness age-old glazing techniques. Others self-consciously break from tradition, fashioning abstract sculptures with no practical function.