Satoru Hoshino and Michael Kenna Weightless

Jan. 5, 2009 to Jan. 30, 2009

Opening Lecture: Jan. 22, 2009, 6:00 p.m.
Concert Hall, Wilson Hall
Reception in the Gallery to follow

Shown together for the first time, the works of ceramicist Satoru Hoshino and photographer Michael Kenna possess a profound quiet and a sense of space that is unbroken, ordered and ample. Within their work, both abstract and realistic elements of the landscape convey a Zen-like calm. Both artists have extensive international reputations. Hoshino is an important Japanese craftsman working in the art of post-object ceramics. He has had artist’s residencies and exhibited his work throughout Japan, Europe and the United States. English-born Kenna, who now lives in Seattle, Wash., has had hundreds of solo and group exhibitions throughout the world since 1979, published several books, including Japan (2006) from which the present exhibition is drawn, and received numerous awards. The artists will participate in the Art Department’s visiting artist program during the exhibition.

Artist residencies in the Art Department are made possible by generous support of the William Hollis Visiting Artist Fund.