Yoshio Ikezaki’s selected works from 1991 to 2016 displayed at “ELEMENTS” exhibition in ArtCenter, ongoing
Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery in ArtCenter College of Design
1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
Yoshio Ikezaki: ELEMENTS
March 17 – May 28, 2017
Curated by Jacki Apple
The exhibition features selected works from 1991 to 2016 consisting of sumi ink and watercolor paintings, handmade layered Washi paper sculptures, and cast metal sculpture installations.
It is organized around a dialog between materials and images that exemplify four essential elements and their ongoing states of process: Fire/Earth (Hi/Taichi), Water/Air (Mizu/Kuki), Mind Essence/Beingness (Ki), Matter Energy/ Impermanence (Ku).
The exhibition is accompanied by a 64 page catalog.
An internationally exhibited visual artist and educator, Yoshio Ikezaki’s paintings and sculptures are grounded in Japanese esthetic principles and philosophies, crafts and materials, interpreted in a contemporary context.
His works express the profound power and vulnerability of nature in its relationship to humanity, thus illuminating the deeper meaning of the contemporary global environmental crisis.
Unifying “the life of the mind” with a deeply intuitive physical engagement with material processes, Ikezaki’s works are the embodiment of Yūgen, a Japanese word pertaining to a profound awareness of the universe which evokes feelings that are inexplicably deep, too mysterious for words, simultaneously subtle and profound.
Gallery hours: Tuesday –Sunday, 12-5 PM. Friday 12- 9 PM.
Yoshio Ikezaki: ELEMENTS has been made possible by a major gift from Dr. Frank Ellsworth; a grant from the Pasadena Art Alliance; a grant from The Japan Foundation; and through the generosity of the Williamson Gallery Patrons.