M.130401, 2013,
Collection of the artist,
Photo by IEZUMI Toshio

Light and Water, 1989,
Collection of the artist,
Photo by IEZUMI Toshio

Surface, 1995,
Collection of the artist,
Photo by IEZUMI Toshio

P.020399, 1999,
Collection of the artist,
Photo by IEZUMI Toshio

V.020802, 2002,
Collection of the artist,
Photo by IEZUMI Toshio

M.130102, 2013,
Collection of the artist,
Photo by IEZUMI Toshio

F.160201, 2016,
Collection of the artist,
Photo by IEZUMI Toshio

Exhibition

IEZUMI Toshio Exhibition ‐Grind to Form

Period : Saturday, July 22, 2017-Sunday, November, 5, 2017

Opening Hours : 9:30-18:00* (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
*The first day is open at 13:00

Closed : First and Third Wednesdays

Venue : Toyama Glass Art Museum Exhibition Room 3 (3F)

Summary

Toshio Iezumi (1954-) encountered the medium of sheet glass when studying at Tokyo Glass Art Institute. He has since laminated, ground, and polished sheet glass to create glass works. Through trial and error, Iezumi came to employ an angle grinder, used for stone carving, as a tool for grinding glass, and he developed a technique for grinding and polishing glass by hand. His technique enables him to respond to the feel of the glass as he grinds and directly reflect his sense of form into creation of the work. The layered glass, hand ground and polished in this way, takes on an appearance like flickering water reflections, giving the form an impression of expanse and volume. Light penetrating or reflecting on the glass object, moreover, produces an illusionistic image.

This exhibition presents some 60 works by Iezumi, including his early period “Surface” series, his transparent “Vessel,” which invites us to peer into it, and “Projection,” which projects itself into space from a wall. Also included are “Move,” which sits autonomously in a space, shifting and moving complexly, and the deep blue “Form” series filled with rich depth and volume. Additionally displayed are test models created as a basis for production and examples of Iezumi’s glass grinding tools. Through these and other items, the exhibition will examine the striking artwork world Toshio Iezumi has created during 30 years of working with glass.

Information

Admission

General: 700 (500) College students: 500 (300)
Multi-Facility Pass for IEZUMI Toshio Exhibition-Grind to Form and ANN WOLFF ANDANTE
General: 1,000 (800) College students: 800 (500)
*Elem/JH/HS: free
*Price in brackets for groups of 20 or more
*Tickets also allow admission to the Permanent Exhibition

Organized by
Toyama Glass Art Museum
Supported by
THE TOYAMA SHIMBUN, THE HOKKOKU SHIMBUN

Contact

Toyama Glass Art Museum