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James Cohan is delighted to present Toshiko Takaezu: Interplay, a special viewing room presentation of works by the late artist, on view from March 20 through April 20, 2024, at 48 Walker Street and online.   


American master ceramicist Toshiko Takaezu (b. 1922, Pepeekeo, Hawaii - d. 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii) had a prolific career that spanned five decades. Her aesthetic approach was influenced by Abstract Expressionism and the traditions of East Asia, including ink painting and the Japanese tea ceremony. Takaezu’s ceramics not only demonstrate her masterful capabilities in crafting form through clay, but also manage to surpass classification, hovering between pottery, sculpture and painting; revealing exceptional control of color in a medium that often is at the whim of the kiln. 


This focused exhibition is presented on the occasion of the first nationally touring retrospective of Takaezu’s work in over twenty years, opening on March 20, 2024 at The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum.


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