On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, Joseph Gallivan interviews Sarah Kate Nomura, Director of Exhibitions at Portland Japanese Garden. Nomura talks about Jun Kaneko’s ceramic sculptures which have been carefully placed around the garden, in a rare display of art amongst the plants. Nomura discusses fitting in versus resonating, Kaneko’s industrial techniques, and his range of skills from painting to experimental firings. Garden of Resonance: The Art of Jun Kaneko runs at Portland Japanese Garden through Feb. 20, 2023
This interview was recorded on a Zoom field recorder on Oct. 5, 2022 and engineered by KBOO volunteer Ray Bodwell. https://kboo.fm/blog/55224
From the Portland Tribune:
From the press release:
Portland Japanese Garden is delighted to welcome internationally acclaimed artist Jun Kaneko (b. 1942-). Kaneko, recently honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center, has made major contributions to the field of sculptural art on a global scale, exploring the relationships between art, nature, and people with the bold placement of his works.
Kaneko’s famously large and evocative outdoor ceramic statues will be installed across
our spectacular garden spaces, creating a stunning juxtaposition with the fiery reds and
oranges of our maples in fall. This will be in addition to more intimate pieces from the nearly
60 years of Kaneko’s marvelous career, including paintings and works on paper.
Garden of Resonance will showcase works spanning this celebrated artist’s career ranging from large, outdoor installations to his earlier paintings and other works on paper. Juxtaposed alongside the stunning foliage of the Pacific Northwest, creating a backdrop of constantly changing color and texture, this exhibition will offer a transformative experience to visitors of all types, while bringing out the best of what makes this Japanese garden truly special.
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Joseph Gallivan has been a reporter since 1990. He has covered music for the London Independent, Technology for the New York Post, and arts and culture for the Portland Tribune, where he is currently a Feature Writer. He is the author of two novels, "Oi, Ref!" and "England All Over" which are available on Amazon.com