October 18-22, 2011
Nippon Gallery (New York,NY)
|賞 Prize||入選 Honorable Mention|
|部門 Category||陶芸部門 Ceramic Arts|
Title of entry
|Sea of Memory
Sea of Memory
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
W x H x D(mm)
|300mm x 280mm x 360mm|
Small works are very portable and fit well into many spaces. They also evoke in the viewer a sense of one’s own physicality, in a completely different way than average or large sized works. Small works are intimate; inviting approach and inspection. Like short poetry, they are a challenge to craft with the same presence of their larger counterparts.
We are delighted to offer this seventh annual exhibit of works no larger than seven inches in any dimension.
For this seventh incarnation of the project 349 artists submitted 801 works for consideration by Manifest’s rigorous jury process. Forty works by the following 23 artists were selected for presentation in the gallery and catalog.
BY JANE DURRELL · NOVEMBER 17TH, 2010 · ART
Bestiary sweeps through all three rooms of Manifest Gallery in a lively embodiment of the kind of show the East Walnut Hills gallery has to a degree pioneered and does well.
“Sea of Memory” by Noriko Kuresumi (Astoria, N.Y.) is an extraordinarily beautiful, porcelain, shell-like piece, asking the viewer to wonder what it once held as well as to admire its lovely form.
Curated by Tim Parsley
What role does story play in a society that seems increasingly defined by production, laws, budgets,
and CNN sound bites? For some, story is the luxury of childhood; packed away with toy gun holsters
and ballerina outfits when we head off into the “real-world” of adulthood. If story stays with us into
maturity, it is often regulated to the realm of “escape” or hobby – something to enjoy or find interest in
only once deadlines are met, clients are satisfied, dishes are washed and put away. Yet society still
finds solace, maybe desperately so, in blockbuster films and TV series, allowing them to indulge their
need for story.
Artists of different stripes have known that stories are vessels of meaning. Often fiction can be truer
than the facts. The imaginative helps us to see more clearly. How many of us, when hearing a tale
told well – whether through film, novel, or just a friend sharing a personal experience – have not felt
the resonance of connection with that story? While we may not share the particulars of the tale,
something corresponds with our experience – or calls us out from our experiences – and widens our
view, deepens our understanding, and locates our sense of being.
Mythography: An Exploration of Narrative exhibits the work of 13 artists who still believe in the
potency of story. While many of these works are elusive in meaning (as many good stories are), they
take on new layers of meaning when displayed alongside each other (we might say, they resonate
and deepen with each other). Some of the stories find their strength in archetypal narratives that have
defined entire civilizations while others are more personal, memoir-ish, giving the viewer a glimpse
into the private experience of the Other. Eve makes an appearance, though in vari ous guises in the
works of Jessica Grace Bechtel, Joseph Miller, and the sensuously delicate sculpture of Noriko
Kuresumi. History has a chapter as well: fragmented, re-pieced, and manipulated together in the
films of Bill Domonkos and the weathered book of photographs by Laura Fisher. Boats, descending
stairwells and flying blimps invite us to take a journey, to explore, to travel to lands unknown.
In the wake of Modernism’s insistence that art need only refer to itself, the works in Mythography
unashamedly take us somewhere else. Shirking Modernism’s academic dismissal of the narrative as
merely illustrative, they operate as windows into other realities. Consequently, Mythography offers us
another page in the various chapters being written after the story of Modernism, reminding us that
while surface carries its own important content, so much art made today goes beyond a dogmatic
attachment to the eminence of form.
People need stories. While Manifest is firmly committed to a broad range of artistic approaches, we
are proud to offer this distinct contribution to the telling of tales by visual artists and further fulfill our
mission of creating quality-centered experiences for the viewing public.
MANIFESTATIONS III: FORM & FUNCTION:
An Exhibition of Functional & Wearable Art
December 9, 2003 – January 31, 2004
Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 9, 6-8pm
Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 West 20th Street, 4th Floor, Chelsea, New York City, is pleased to announce its third exhibition of functional and wearable fine art titled, Manifestations III: Form & Function. The exhibition will be on view from December 9, 2003 – January 31, 2004.
Throughout time, the worlds of fine art and functional art have been interconnected. Nevertheless, for the most part, they have been formally exhibited separately. Until recently most fine art venues shied away from exhibiting useful, yet finely crafted objects. In current years, particularly the last fifty, the art community, art collectors and art goers have accepted and assimilated the concept of art and function being exhibited in formal venues such as museum and gallery exhibitions. Many prestigious museums including The Metropolitan Museum, The Guggenheim and The Museum of Modern Art, in New York, have curated exhibitions of functional design and architecture.
This exhibition includes artists located throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and the Far East. Among the works on view will be beautifully designed and crafted benches, lamps, and tables, various styles and designs in ceramic and stoneware as well as quilts, jewelry, masks, handbags, dresses, coats, scarves and much more… The exhibiting artists include:
Daneen Augello, Poala Bari, Justyna Benton, Jim Biglan, Kiri Birmack, Ligia Bouton, Deborah Brand, Leonard Cave, David Corcoran, Karen Cohen, Elizabeth Conlon, Jeremy Comins, Michael Creed, Sarah Davis, Bruce Dehnert, Joe DiGiacomo, Marisa DiPoala, Julia Duncan, Aaron Dunham, Vivian Ebright, Jennifer Farrell, Lisa Feldman, Michelle Fifis, Laura Freed, Walter Fydryck, Amanda Gale, Elissa Graff, Eve Hoyt, Mi-Sook Hur, Christine Kane, Arrik Kim, Linda Krause, Noriko Kuresumi, Mark LaScola, Michael Lorsung, David Luke, Latifa Medjdoub, Leonor Mendoza, Richard Metz, Makiko Miyamoto, Madoka Moore, Chikako Mori, Paulette Myers, Selina Narov, Suzanne Neusner, Mako Nishimori, Michele Oppliger, Keren Peled-Chew, Natalya Pinchuk, Andrea Pooler, Susan Reckford, Susan Jo Rochlin, Lindy Shuttleworth, Kelly Song, Irene Sperber, Joseph Stauber, Scott Strickstein, Lynn Szymanski, Yoshimi Tanaka, Joshua Tonsfeldt, Peter Vogel, Tom Whitton, Arlene Wilson, Liang-Chung Yen.