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RED EARTH: New Work by Ogawa Machiko

September 14-October 28, 2022
Ogawa Machiko is one of the most celebrated ceramic artists today, male or female. She won the Japan Ceramics Society Award in 2000 and their Gold Prize in 2018 -- one of only three women to be so honored by this prestigious institution. Evoking the geological cycles that have long informed her works, RED EARTH brings this venerated artist full circle to her origins. Opening for Asia Week New York's fall edition, her latest solo exhibition at Joan B Mirviss LTD is inspired by the Japanese concept of the vessel, utsuwa, as well as by the unique red-colored earth of Burkina Faso, West Africa, where she lived as a young woman for several years.

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RED EARTH | ZOOM Gallery Talk about Ogawa Machiko
September 15, 2022 at 5pm EDT
Acclaimed clay artist Ogawa Machiko can be called a true master of her medium. Her long, illustrious career is characterized by bold sculptural forms that recall archaeological finds, excavated minerals, and volcanic remains. In her latest body of work, Ogawa explores the concept of a vessel (utsuwa) in a deep red color inspired by the red earth of Burkina Faso, West Africa.

To mark her fourth exhibition at Joan B Mirviss LTD and opening for Asia Week New York, our expert panelists will discuss Ogawa Machiko's groundbreaking career and her trailblazing path to achieving critical success within Japan and internationally. They will examine her enduring legacy in the field of Japanese contemporary ceramics and the possibilities she has uncovered in her lifetime exploration of clay.

Panelists:
MEGHEN JONES, Associate Professor of Art History, Alfred University
SOPHIE MAKARIOU, Director Musée national des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet
SHIRLEY RENDELL, Passionate collector of Japanese ceramics
YAMAUCHI TOKUTARO, Director of Shibunkaku, gallery representing Ogawa in Japan
Moderated by JOAN MIRVISS
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