Joan Mirviss will be holding an exhibition titled 'Into the Earth: The Clay Art of Ogawa Machiko', the gallery's third solo show of the female artist's work. The exhibition will feature pieces from two of her series, 'Mineralogy' and 'Torn Sculpture', both related to the earth. The works in 'Mineralogy', created through multiple firings using different clays, glass and added minerls, resemble fragmented rocks. Ogawa likens the joy she derives from her creative process to that of a miner discovering a vein of ore after years of excavating. The works in 'Torn Sculpture', on the other hand, recall primitive vessels unearthed during an archaelogical dig. Both series are inspired by the artist's travels, which include time spent in Burkina Faso in West Africa. One of only six women to win the Japan Ceramic Society Award, Ogawa has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions in Japan and two seminal US exhibitions, in 2007 and 2009. Her work is in the permanent collections of major museums around the world.
(6 November-14 Decemger; 39 East 78th Street)