Voyage – Young Artists Support Program Exhibition of Koudai Ujiie and Nozomi Tanaka “Tsuchi no Michi, Tsuchi no Sachi”

投稿日:2018.07.14

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Nozomi Tanaka《Namima no Machi (Mizubune) (Town on the Waves(Boat that Delivers Drinking Water)》(2017) 550x1000mm Mud pigment, mineral pigment, sumi, and leaf on calcium carbonate coated panel

 
 

Koudai Ujiie《Ofukei Bowl: Sea》(2018)

 
 

Voyage – Young Artists Support Program
Exhibition of Koudai Ujiie and Nozomi Tanaka
Tsuchi no Michi, Tsuchi no Sachi

 


Saturday July 7th, 2018 through Sunday August 26th, 2018
Sugimura Jun Museum of Art (Shiogama City), 30 minutes east of Sendai.

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Hours:
10:00–17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Closed Mondays (except for July 16th) and July 17th

Admission (permanent collection + special exhibition):
Individuals
• Adults: 500 yen
• University / High school students: 400 yen
• Museum member: 300 yen
• Junior high school students and under: Free

Groups (20 or more)
• Adults: 400 yen
• University / High school students: 320 yen
• Junior high school students and under: Free


 
 
Our annual Young Artists Support Program called “Voyage” showcase works from talented Tohoku-based artists. For this 4th edition we are delighted to introduce two artists – ceramic artist Koudai Ujiie and painter Nozomi Tanaka.

Ujiie‘s works follow the tradition of Japanese ceramic art, but are also characterized by originality of his technique. For example, he freely utilizes the effects of Japanese lacquer penetrating into cracks of graze. His works also have an attractive novel style, bringing out the possibility hidden in the material, such as by adding natural distortion and movement, and giving unique expression to each piece of work.

Nozomi Tanaka produces works based on fieldwork and material research in various places, but she doesn’t convey the history and tradition of the land literally but rather informed by her own experience. Her works are allegorical and should be called modern folklore. While rooted in the universal themes of natural cycles and human existence, her works question the relationship between places and people.

Through the works of both artists we can trace the layers of the region deep into the unknown to better appreciate the history and richness of the land where we live. Both artists drew from the region’s hidden history and social context and breathed new life into them through their works. We would be pleased if this provides an opportunity to rediscover and reevalue what the region has to offer, and to become more interested in its origins and future.
 
 

Right:《Bluish White Pottery》

 
About Koudai Ujiie
Ceramic artist. He was born in 1990 in Sendai City, Miyagi and resides in Iwanuma City, Miyagi. Since he graduated from Tohoku University of Art and Design, Graduate School of Arts and Engineering, Master’s Program in Art and Handcrafts Department in 2015, he has been creating works in Shibata Town, Miyagi.
[Solo Exhibition]
Koudai Ujiie Exhibition -wah- (2017)
at SILVER SHELL, Tokyo
Koudai Ujiie Exhibition (2015)
at Gallery Suki, Aichi
Koudai Ujiie TOUTOU (2014)
at LIXIL Gallery GALLERÍA CERÁMICA in Ginza, Tokyo
and others

[Group Exhibition]
Modern Tea Ceremony for the Fresh Foliage of Early Summer (2017)
at Mitsukoshi Isetan Shinjuku Store, Tokyo
Contemporary Tea Bowl Exhibition (2016)
at Mitsukoshi Isetan Shinjuku Store, Tokyo
Enisi -Marriage of Modern Art and Traditional Tea Ceremony Culture- (2016)
at Sogo Seibu Shibuya Store, Tokyo
Contemporary Ceramic Art in Asia (2013)
at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa and Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Aichi
and others
 
 

“Myth of the Black Ships” (2017)

 
About Nozomi Tanaka
Painter. She was born in 1989 in Sendai City, Miyagi and resides in Sendai City. She graduated from Tohoku University of Art and Design, Graduate School of Arts and Engineering with a Ph.D. in Art Engineering in 2017.
[Solo Exhibition]
Nozomi Tanaka – A Place and a Sign (2017)
at Art Front Gallery, Tokyo
Nozomi Tanaka -Shiotsuchi- (2015)
at Yokohama Art Museum Art Gallery 1 · Cafe Ogurayama, Kanagawa
and others

[Group Exhibition]
Inochi no Kōkan -Interaction of All Things in the Universe- (2017)
At Kokugakuin University Museum, Tokyo
KAAT EXHIBITION 2017 -Forest of Poetry, Space of Speech (Speech/Deception)- (2017)
at KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theatre, Kanagawa
CAF ART AWARD Selected Group Exhibition (2016)
at HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO|GALLERY 9.5, Kyoto
VOCA Exhibition 2014 (2014)
at Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
and others
 
 
 
 
Translated by JUNBI Supporters