Torii Ippo (1930 – 2011) began his career in bamboo arts at the age of 20. This exhibition is a retrospective, showcasing twelve masterworks, including Torii’s first Nitten submission, Bond, 1981, and the last piece he completed, Spring Tide, which was posthumously exhibited in the Modern Craft Artists Exhibition in 2012.
Torii’s work is in collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens; De Young Museum; Asian Art Museum San Francisco; Nishio City Museum, Japan; and Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Isohi is one of only a handful of Japanese women to earn recognition in the bamboo arts. Born in Otawara City, Tochigi Prefecture, Isohi studied the Sogetsu style of flower arrangement and the Sencha tea ceremony. Her desire to arrange flowers in her own baskets led her to a class in 1997 with local bamboo teacher Yagisawa Tadashi, son of well-known artist Yagisawa Keizo. Isohi advanced rapidly and her baskets won many awards at the All Japan Amateur Bamboo Art … Read More
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May Stevens (1924-2019): Mysteries, Politics, and Seas of Words includes paintings from 1964 – 2008, a full collection of Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics, and screenings of The Heretics, a feature-length, documentary film written and directed by Joan Braderman. Throughout her 70-year career, Stevens made art to combat social injustice and amplify voices of women throughout history. She firmly believed that art must be used for social commentary, not just personal expression. Her studio practice engaged with … Read More