The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Monday, July 25, 2016


First exhibition in the U.S. of Japanese master Sugimoto Sadamitsu ceramics opens at Frank Lloyd Gallery
Sugimoto Sadamitsu, Iga, Jar, stoneware, 13 x 9 ½ x 9 ¾ inches. Photo: Courtesy Frank Lloyd Gallery.
SANTA MONICA, CA.- The ceramic work of Japanese master Sugimoto Sadamitsu (b. 1935) is the subject of an exhibition at the Frank Lloyd Gallery, opening February 18. The first comprehensive exhibition in the United States of this renowned artist's work, it is comprised of sixteen masterworks in the Shigaraki and Iga tradition of high-fired stoneware made for the Tea Ceremony.

Sugimoto-sensei is regarded as the greatest living master of Iga and Shigaraki, and he has received many honors in Japan. His work was highlighted in a 1989 exhibition that celebrated the 400th anniversary of the death of Sen no Rikyu, the legendary early master of the Tea Ceremony. That same year, the famed scholar of Tea Ceremony ceramics, Hayashiya Seizo, selected Sugimoto-sensei's work to represent Shigaraki and Iga masterpieces of the Momoyama period that are registered as National Treasures, for use in the movie made in that year titled Rikyu, a well-received treatment of the life of this master of the Tea Ceremony.

The sixteen ceramics in this exhibition range from a superb Iga Mizusashi (large lidded vessel essential to the Tea Ceremony) to flower vessels of widely varying shapes, sizes, and colors, from "Black Shigaraki" to "Glassy Green Iga." There are five works in the Shigaraki tradition, in which the pieces are fired for ten days at very high temperatures, and eleven works in the Iga tradition, in which pieces are fired for up to seven times for ten days. Each firing produces spectacular "natural glaze" effects. In both Shigaraki and Iga firings, the pieces go into the kiln completely unglazed: all the fabulous surface variations (seen here in two photographs) are solely the result of wood ash swirling around in the kiln and falling on the pieces, producing unpredictable and riveting effects achieved in no other Japanese ceramic tradition to such a degree.

On display in the gallery are several paintings by Sugimoto-sensei of Zen subjects, as well as a striking calligraphy by his Zen Master, Tachibana Taiki Roshi of Daitokuji, who passed away in 2005 at the venerable age of 107.

Sugimoto-sensei's work is widely held in Japanese public and private museums. In this country it is represented in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Pavilion for Japanese Art.






Today's News

February 18, 2012

Museum robbed at Greece's Ancient Olympia; gunmen steal dozens of antiquities

The Morgan Library & Museum holds first retrospective exhibition of drawings by Dan Flavin

Scottish National Gallery explores the versatile and beautiful drawing medium of red chalk

Christie's to offer The Raglan Collection: Waterloo, Wellington and the Crimea

Comprehensive retrospective of American artist William N. Copley opens at Museum Frieder Burda

Rarely seen photographs by Ansel Adams on view at drkrm Gallery in Los Angeles

First institutional solo exhibition in Europe by the American painter Hernan Bas opens at Kunstverein Hannover

First comprehensive Thomas Ruff exhibition in more than a decade at Haus der Kunst

The Barlow Collection of Chinese ceramics, bronzes and jades goes on display at The Ashmolean Museum

Ringling's sweeping exhibition spotlights Peter Paul Rubens: Impressions of a Master

SFMOMA exhibition explores voice, text, and performance in Contemporary art

Solo exhibition of new works by the Mumbai based artist Jitish Kallat at Nature Morte

Israel approves tourist new archaeological center in tense Arab neighborhood

Judge: Spain can take treasure from Florida company

Vibrant exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston explores intersection of color and the body

First exhibition in the U.S. of Japanese master Sugimoto Sadamitsu ceramics opens at Frank Lloyd Gallery

Dayton Art Institute reviews 2011 and previews 2012 at annual meeting

Mardi Gras Museum puts contents on auction block

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- 100 nude women pose in Cleveland, reflecting on Trump

2.- West Kowloon Cultural District Authority appoints M+ Executive Director

3.- Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil: Movie has US premiere at Film Forum

4.- Masterpieces replaced by fakes in six national galleries in treasure hunt

5.- On the Verge of Insanity: Van Gogh 'suicide gun' on display in Amsterdam

6.- Getty Museum opens exhibition of illuminated manuscripts

7.- Two rolls of early Kodak film acquired by the George Eastman Museum

8.- Dark secrets of the man who opened architecture to the light

9.- Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's refugee life jackets in Vienna palace pond

10.- Gallery 19C brings together two views of Venice by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemariasound.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful