Glass Artists from HokurikuDiversifying Glass Art
Period : Saturday, February 17, 2018 - Sunday, March 25, 2018
Opening Hours : 9:30－18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.)
Closed : Febuary 21, March 7and March 22
In this exhibition, twelve glass artists who studied and grew up in the three prefectures of Toyama, Ishikawa and Fukui in the Hokuriku respectively and are currently working mainly in this region are introduced.
The Hokuriku, a region where culture of traditional crafts and craftsmanship are alive, also looks to a new area of formative arts including contemporary glass art while developing human resources and working on new initiatives as well.
This is due to the fact that the glass-related facilities such as production studios, educational institutions, and museums have been developed from the 1980s to the present day, and many glass artists from home and abroad gathered.
The artists participating in this exhibition have developed sensibility through many encounters and practices in this area, and have also been pursuing various possibilities of glass as a material. Their respective attempts include comparing the mass of glass that is hard like stone at the normal temperature and the fluidity of molten glass, rearranging long-standing glass making techniques under new ideas to achieve innovative styles, melting various substances into glass to express the changing process of materials, and reproducing the color generated in natural phenomena.
Please enjoy the accomplishments of the Hokuriku artists’ creative and diverse formative expressions born from their insatiable spirit of inquiry.
ICHIKAWA Atsushi, KAWANABE Masaki, KISHIMOTO Kohei, KOGURE Norikazu, SANO Youko, TAKAGI Motohide, TSUMORI Hidenori, FUJIKAKE Sachi, Václav ŘEZÁČ, YASUDA Taizo, YAMANO Hiroshi, YOKOYAMA Shohei
（12 artists/In the order of Japanese syllabary）
General: 500Yen(300Yen) College students: 300Yen(200Yen)
*Price in brackets for groups of 20 or more
*The ticket also allow admission to Collection Exhibition and Glass Art Garden
THE KITANIPPON SHIMBUN, THE TOYAMA SHIMBUN, The Fukui Shimbun, THE HOKKOKU SHIMBUN
Toyama Glass Art Museum