Ao

Summer 2010

June 9 – August 13, 2010

Fukumoto Fuku (b. 1973)
Triple-tiered sculpted bowl, 2009
Porcelain fused with 3 blue glazes
6 5/8 x 12 1/2 inches
Inv# 6456

Kimura Yoshiro (b. 1946)
Small standing striped vessel with tiny mouth, tapering base at flaring foot
2009
Porcelain with cobalt-blue glaze
8 1/8 x 2 1/2 inches
Inv# 6466

Morino Taimei (Hiroaki) (b. 1934)
Flattened ovoid vessel with conical top and turquoise, navy, and ochre iron glaze, 2008
Stoneware with iron glazes
12 5/8 x 11 x 12 5/8 inches
Inv# 5741

Tsujimura Kai (b. 1976)
Vessel with round body and tapered base with natural ash glaze in brown and light green, 2008
Stoneware with Natural ash glaze
14 x 13 1/2 inches
Inv# 5701

Eguchi Katsumi (b. 1936)
Porcelain jar with underglaze design of leaves in washizome (paper-dyd-resist) technique, 1978
Glazed Porcelain
6 3/4 x 8 x 8 inches
Inv# 6408

Kawase Shinobu (b. 1950)
Large bowl with five upward points in rim, 2008
Porcelainous stoneware with crackled celadon glaze
3 5/8 x 12 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches
Inv# 5944

Fujioka Shuhei (b. 1947)
Vase with carved surface and green natural ash glaze, 2008
Stoneware with Natural ash glaze
10 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
Inv# 5729

Ono Kotaro (b. 1953)
Low, round flower vessel with blue-green celadon glaze
Porcelain with seihakuji glaze
2 1/8 x 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches
Inv# 6083

Installation view
Joan B Mirviss LTD

Press Release

"Ao" is the Japanese word that conveys either blue or green, both rich colors evocative of summer, blue skies, green foliage, blue-green seas – nature in its essence.

This summer Joan B. Mirviss LTD will present a selection of aoi works of art that include paintings and screens with themes celebrating nature by leading Edo period artists together with the aoi contemporary ceramics of Fukumoto Fuku, Hamanaka Gesson, Kato Yasukage, Kawase Shinobu, Morino Hiroaki Taimei and Tsujimura Kai.