GALLERY crossing selection

The VIEWING ROOM

2021.04.24 Sat ー 04.26 Mon

The VIEWING ROOM 2021

At the special exhibition, we have picked up 8 artists that we have taken notice of. You can enjoy a mix of a variety of works from large to small and new to old works. Each of the 8 artists use different media and have different viewpoints, with these three days showcasing an exciting meeting between the differing styles. Please feel free to stop by. Works will also be on sale online.

Artists:
Shiho Hayashi
Reiko Kinoshita
Alana Wilson
Takayuki Watanabe
Shun Kumagai
Midori Uchida
Yoko Ichikawa
Takeyoshi Mitsui

 

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Misa Kuromoto, GALLERY crossing

INFORMATION

GALLERY crossing selection
The VIEWING ROOM

24, Apr, 2021 sat - 26, Apr, 2021 mon
11:00 - 17:00

Future exhibition

15, May -30, May    Mamoru Fukui (Wood)
19, Jun - 4, Jul    Yoko Ichikawa (Luquered Leather)

Takeyoshi Mitsui

Solo

2021.03.20 Sat ー 04.04 Sun

Takeyoshi Mitsui, 2021 "Bottle People"

The glass artist Takeyoshi Mitsui uses advanced technical skills and youthful contemporary creativity to make exquisite glassworks. “Bottle People”series gives off an air of contemplative serenity and humor. The transparent glass allows light to pass through and the insides reflect the surroundings. It is as if it generates a whisper that can only be heard between the observer and the art-works. His works are one-of-a-kind and have a personality of their own. The exhibition portrays a unique perspective born out of the communication between the artist and the raw material.

His art philosophy can be seen from his other work, which is also his masterpiece, the “SILENCE” series. This series are functional tableware. These glasswares, which have unique color combinations and look like small sculptures, were mouth-blown and shaped without using molds. Detailed carving on glass is a very advanced technique in glassmaking. As they are all handmade, none of them are of the exact same color and size, making them unique and unlike mass-produced wares. When lined up, they look as mesmerizing as scenic views in nature.

His artwork blurs the boundaries of aesthetics and utility. These 2 series portraying glass in different ways show the general perspective of modern Japanese artists. Please come by to enjoy the light melody of spring together with the hushed whisper of the glass-art.

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Misa Kuromoto, GALLERY crossing

Takeyoshi Mitsui, "SILENCE"
Takeyoshi Mitsui, 2021 "Bottle People"
Takeyoshi Mitsui, 2021 "Bottle People"
Takeyoshi Mitsui, 2021 "Bottle People"

PROFILE

Takeyoshi Mitsui
1987 Born in Hiroshima.
2012 Graduated from the Graduate School of Arts Research & Crafts at Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts.
2012–2016 Worked at Toyama Glass Workshop.
2016: Stayed and worked at Canberra Glassworks (Australia)

56th Japan Crafts Exhibition; U35 Award (2017)
4th Contemporary Glass Exhibition in Sanyo-Onoda; Mayor's Award (2009)

INFORMATION

Takeyoshi Mitsui
Solo

20, Mar, 2021 sat - 4, Apr, 2021 sun
13:00 - 18:00
Close:Tuesday
Meet the artist: 20, Mar, 2021 sat

Future exhibition

24, Apr - 26, Apr crossing selection (Group show)
15, May -30, May    Mamoru Fukui (Wood)
19, Jun - 4, Jul    Yoko Ichikawa (Luquered Leather)

Yoichi Shiraishi

The Beautiful Errors

2021.02.20 Sat ー 03.07 Sun

Yoichi Shiraishi “The Beautiful Errors”, ceramic, 2021

Japanese ceramic artist, Yoichi Shiraishi’s works are made by first pulverizing non-purified blocks of soil called natural clay, then reconstituting them as artificially molded grains of clay. This form of ceramic art which involves almost no direct contact with the clay in the fabrication process appears to be an experiment to visualize “The Beautiful Errors”. The grains of clay stacked up self-destruct as they are fired in a kiln at over 1,000℃. The soil starts to express different colors as the kiln fire changes the properties of the impurities in the soil. The liquid porcelain-soil forms wrinkles and cracks. Although this is common knowledge in the field of pottery, He inspects them on a microscopic scale and with an almost manic aesthetic sense, trimming them into geometrical solid. These his works that seek to create aesthetics from accidentalism is often dismissed as trimming down natural phenomenon, but it is analogous to the artificial look of textures on some dilapidated or collapsed buildings, and the nature of works is in its inorganic nature. The act of programming the behavior of the grains of soil constricted by a plaster mold in search of microscopic beauty. This piece of art is born out of the limbo of the clay going back and forth between controlled and un-controlled, and finally becoming a ceramic art that looks as if it was molded with intent. Look closely and observe the grains of sand with your eyes. Each grain of sand is unique in its own way, but together they look like a smart and inorganic construct when seen from afar. “The Beautiful Errors”—We hope that you can resonate with the joy of sharing the artist’s microscopic perspective of aesthetics.

International shipping available.
If you interested something, Please contact us via e-mail.

Misa Kuromoto, GALLERY crossing

Yoichi Shiraishi “The Beautiful Errors”, ceramic, 2021
Yoichi Shiraishi “The Beautiful Errors”, ceramic, 2021
Yoichi Shiraishi “The Beautiful Errors”, ceramic, 2021
Yoichi Shiraishi “The Beautiful Errors”, ceramic, 2021
Yoichi Shiraishi “The Beautiful Errors”, ceramic, 2021

PROFILE

Yoichi Shiraishi
Born in Fukuoka prefecture in 1981. In 2010, he completed his studies at the Tajimi City Pottery Design and Tecnical Center. He is now based in Mizunami, Gifu.

INFORMATION

Yoichi Shiraishi
The Beautiful Errors

20, Feb, 2021 sat - 7, Mar, 2021 sun
13:00 - 18:00
Close:tuesday
Meet the artist: 20, Feb, 2021 sat

Future exhibition

20, Mar - 4, Apr    Takeyoshi Mitsutake (Glass)
24, Apr - 26, Apr crossing selection (Group show)
15, May -3o, May    Mamoru Fukui (Wood)

Akiko Hayashi

Garden

2021.01.09 Sat ー 01.24 Sun

Akiko Hayashi "Garden" Vases 2021

The fresh and vibrant sensation of clear glass filled with water. These flower vases, designed to be most alluring when filled with water and brought to life with plants, can bring a beautiful “inner garden” to a space by arranging shapes of differing sizes. Akiko Hayashi handles every step of the glass-making process, from designing to manufacturing, on her own at her glassworks studio in Gifu prefecture. Her designs exude an industrial atmosphere for their simplicity and minimalism, and are made with careful attention to detail and a high level of skill. “Qualia,” which is also the name of her studio, is a term in cognitive psychology denoting “qualities” as felt by the mind, and the quality of that “just right feeling” she aims for can best be felt by actually holding her works and using them in day-to-day life.

Misa Kuromoto, GALLERY crossing

Akiko Hayashi "vases" 2021
Akiko Hayashi "vases" 2021
Akiko Hayashi "Lens"
Akiko Hayashi "Pendant light Circle"
Akiko Hayashi "Pendant light Triangle"

PROFILE

Akiko Hayashi
Akiko Hayashi worked in Asahi Glass and fresco studio in Osaka, She produced a own glass studio "qualia-glass works" in Minokamo city, Gifu Prefecture, in 2010. These peaceful looking glass items were made with the glass-blowing method. These beautiful fixtures born from reliable skills fostered through practice and a delicate aesthetic will harmonizw with your living space and bring a beautiful feeling of translucency to your life.

INFORMATION

Akiko Hayashi
Garden

9, Jan, 2021 sat - 24, Jan, 2021 sun
13:00 - 18:00
Close:tuesday
Meet the artist: 9, Jan, 2021 sat

Future exhibition

20, Feb - 7, Mar    Yoichi Shiraishi (Ceramic)
20, Mar - 4, Apr    Takeyoshi Mitsutake (Glass)
15, May -3o, May    Mamoru Fukui (Wood)