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Wood Cup by Nalata Nalata

Wood Cup by Nalata Nalata

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

When we first moved to New York as students, somehow managing to find an apartment in the East Village, we quickly began to notice how the pace of the city…

Before Opening Night | Video

Before Opening Night | Video

Written by Stevenson Aung

Exhibitions, like our most recent, Forging Shadows, are an intersection of an artisan’s career work and a curator’s point of view. Each artisan’s breath of work is so large and varied…

Forging Shadows | Takayoshi Narita Exhibition Recap

Forging Shadows | Takayoshi Narita Exhibition Recap

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

We had a great time during last week’s Forging Shadows exhibition. Although Takayoshi Narita works in only two materials, stainless steel and wrought-iron, the textures on his works are so…

Takayoshi Narita of Studio Tint | Studio Visit

Takayoshi Narita of Studio Tint | Studio Visit

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

We have an exhibition coming up with Takayoshi Narita of Studio Tint – a rare kind of artisan, his mastery in wrought-iron is practically a dying art. For this reason…

Shaping the Void | Masanobu Ando Exhibition Recap

Shaping the Void | Masanobu Ando Exhibition Recap

Written by Stevenson Aung

The end of our Masanobu Ando exhibition, Shaping the Void, has come and gone. One thing we can all agree on is that the show was one of our best….

Shaping the Void | Exhibition Statement

Shaping the Void | Exhibition Statement

Written by Masanobu Ando

    Masanobu Ando, born 1957, started his career creating contemporary art and studying Buddhism. Following this period, he channeled his influence derived from Zen culture into his works and…

Blurring Boundaries | Exhibition Statement

Blurring Boundaries | Exhibition Statement

Written by Ryuji Mitani

  In this Journal entry, we present Part II of a two part guest series by Ryuji Mitani. View Part I here. As we eagerly anticipate our upcoming exhibition, Blurring…

What is Seikatsu Kogei?

What is Seikatsu Kogei?

Written by Ryuji Mitani

  Seikatsu Kogei is a Japanese term that has become part of our lexicon ever since we began working with some of the people at the forefront of this movement,…

The World of Ryuji Mitani

The World of Ryuji Mitani

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

With my seat at the table of a quaint soba restaurant in Japan directly at the opposite end of the acclaimed Ryuji Mitani, I wondered, how did I get here? I…

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