Member Only - Special Reception Invitation Celebrating the Year of Japan

  • 28 Mar 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-04:00)

Join us for an exclusive cocktail reception at the Gardiner Museum in celebration of the Year of Japan.

The Japan Society, and Marsh and Mercer Canada, the Gardiner Museum invite you to an exclusive cocktail reception in celebration of internationally renowned Japanese ceramic artist Takahiro KONDO, the Gardiner's 2018 Year of Japan artist in residence, sponsored by Toshiba International Foundation.

Guest will enjoy a private viewing of the highly-anticipated exhibition YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED, as well as Japan Now, an exceptional lobby display featuring ground-breaking contemporary Japanese ceramics.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
At Gardiner Museum (111 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7)
Business attire

About the artist:
Takahiro Kondo lives and works in Kyoto in what was his grandfather's original studio in the hills of Yamashina. His grandfather, Yuzo Kondo (1902 -1985) was named a Living National Treasure in 1977 for his work in sometsuke or underglaze cobalt blue decoration. Despite his weighty heritage Kondo did not start working in ceramics until 1986. His early ceramics followed a more traditional path but he soon established his own independent artistic identity creating dynamic modern work, with simple slabbed forms animated by the use of overglaze enamels and experimenting with other media such as cast glass. He draws inspiration from the natural world and he enjoys a special relationship with Scotland having been invited by Edinburgh College of Art to develop his glass skills. During his time here he was also inspired by the totemic power of the Standing Stones in Orkney, which led to the creation of the Mist Series with the gintekisai glaze.

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