Detail: 'Metallic Sparks'
Exhibition Dates: December 12, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6-8pm
Location: Onishi Gallery, 521 W. 26th Street, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm
Onishi Gallery is proud to present 'Metallic Sparks', a special group show featuring metalwork, paintings, sculpture, and fine art jewelry, all uniquely enhanced with precious metals in their concept and design. This sparkling winter show highlights the work of Onishi Gallery’s represented artists, Japanese talents across art media and time periods.
Among the exhibiting artists are Shun Sudo, Yusuke Ochiai, Nagai Megumi, and NAOYA, each of whom incorporates metallic sparks into the concept as well as into the material of their pieces. Shun Sudo creates gold butterfly paintings using gold ink, a color that he associates with energy, and his many gold butterflies, in turn, create a kaleidoscope of positive energy. Yusuke Ochiai paints images of a fantastical figure name POI who spreads sparks of love throughout the world. Nagai Megumi masters the art of makie, a traditional Japanese lacquer painting technique that requires the sprinkling of gold and silver powder to decorate wood. And NAOYA sculpts small figurines who live in POLYKANTEN, an imaginary universe, blanketed by shining stars.
In addition to these innovative artists, the exhibition showcases the metalwork art of Osumi Yukie, currently the only female Japanese “Living National Treasure,” among other groundbreaking metal artists working in silver, gold, and more. Further, on display will be cutting-edge examples of jewelry artwork, a creative genre of wearable metalwork. Japanese ceramic artist Tomoko Konno and French artist Tzuri Gueta collaborate to create a silicon necklace chain with a colored porcelain pendant that resembles an exotic plant or sea creature. Iconic silversmith Michael Izrael Galmer designs a silver purse that pushes the boundaries of form and function. Whether crafted for profound, playful, or practical purposes, the artworks in this exhibition sparkle with creativity. Each piece illustrates how strong yet elusive fine metals can be, enduring and beautiful, special and rare.
Featuring Local and International Jewelry Designers:
Kim Paddon of Sparkes Design https://sparkesdesign.com/
Tzuri Gueta of Tzuri Gueta Paris https://tzurigueta.com/
Emily Satloff of Larkspur & Hawk https://larkspurandhawk.com/
Mallary Marks of Mallary Marks NY http://mallarymarksny.com/
Michael Izrael Galmer of Galmer Fine Silver http://www.galmer.com/
Featuring Onishi Gallery Represented Artists:
For more information, contact Nana Onishi at 212-695-8035, or, [email protected] Or visit our website at www.onishigallery.com
Also, be sure to check out Pop Up Group Exhibition 'INTUITION' curated by Stefania Carrozzini of Mymicrogallery which will open on the same date and time. Exhibition Dates are December 12 – 23, 2017.
For more information: http://onishiproject.com/updates/intuition