Installation View

Installation View

KAZUNORI HAMANA, YUJI UEDA, OTANI WORKSHOP

Blum & Poe

Ceramics are all the rage these days, and certainly it’s a tradition richly steeped in ceremony, especially as it applies to Japanese ceramic work. Art star Takashi Murakami has assembled a group of artists who not only push the boundaries of possibility within the medium itself, but also maintain their attachment to the specific lineage of ceramics within Japanese culture. There is also a great deal of humor in many of the works presented, with sensitivity to nuance and form. The Otani Workshop’s Sister Bear for example is both playful and delicately rendered. Is it a utilitarian vessel or a talisman from a long forgotten age?   Blum & Poe 2727 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034 Show Runs thru Oct. 24, 2015