Art: The Hand of Toshiko Takaezu

Art: The Hand of Toshiko Takaezu
September 29, 2007-January 2008
, T, W, F, Sat. 10-5, Th. 10-8:30, Sun. 1-5
Zanesville Art Center
620 Military Rd, Zanesville
adults $4; seniors $3; ages 10-18 $3; Free on Thurs

Takaezu at her studio, 2006Exhibit features the work of one of America’s great living artists and is made possible by her remarkable generosity. In 2006, Toshiko Takaezu donated 14 ceramics from her personal collection to the Zanesville Art Center. The Art Center had purchased three works from the artist in 1963, while she was still head of the Ceramics Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. The exhibition will also include a fine selection of pieces from other collections. Many were created using fine clay from the Zanesville/Roseville area.

“Along with Peter Voulkos and a number of other ceramics artists who emerged in the postwar years of the 1950s and 1960s, Takaezu has been instrumental in moving ceramics beyond its historical ties to the concept of function and into the realm of sculpture,” She transformed clay “from something associated only with utilitarian objects to something that could be meaningful, capable of embodying abstract ideas.” –James Jensen, director, Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

Ms. Takaezu was born in Hawaii and studied at the University of Hawaii and Cranbrook Academy. In 1956, she began to teach at the Cleveland Institute and Princeton University. Her work is included in collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, and the National Museum in Bangkok, Thailand.

Contact: 740-452-0741


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