IWATA Toshichi
Shell
1964
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art

IKUTA Niyoko
SWING-40
1991
Toyama Glass Art Museum
Photo: SAIKI Taku

TASHIMA Etsuko
Records
2017
Collection of the Artist
Photo: SAIKI Taku

Masuda Yoshinori
Face with Hand
1981
Collection of Masuda Kayoko
Photo: Suemasa Mareo

TAKEUCHI Denji
Vase 20B
Toyama Glass Art Museum
Photo: SAIKI Taku

MISHIMA Ritsue
FONDO DI LUCE
2017
Collection of the Artist
Copyright the artist. Courtesy of ShugoArts.
Photo: Francesco Barasciutti

Exhibition

Endless EnergyExploration and Expression in Glass

Period : Thursday, November 23, 2017 - Sunday, February 4, 2018

Opening Hours : 9:30-18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)

Closed : First and Third Wednesdays, Year-end and New Year holidays (Dec. 29, 2017 - Jan. 3, 2018),
Jan. 10, 2018

Venue : Exhibition Room 1-3(2-3F)

Summary

Moves in Japan to employ glass as a medium of expression may first be observed in the 1920s, gradually expanding in the postwar years, right up to the 1970s. Tirelessly exploring, artists searched for different ways to handle glass, and over time assembled the optimal environments for their practice. The constant, varied stream of works produced today is a legacy of their curiosity and enthusiasm when it came to exploring possibilities and carving out totally new terrain in pursuit of their own personal expression.
In the creation of their works, the twelve artists featured in “Endless Energy” address ongoing social change and their own surroundings to interpret glass as a material from various viewpoints. In the act of making art they superimpose their own emotions, sensations and beliefs on the material to create form. The works emerging from this endless exploration of what it means to “make” are imbued with a wonderful freshness and powerful energy, and with each encounter we find they arouse our own, innate energy for living in today’s world, and the joy of letting imagination take flight.

Artists
IWATA Toshichi, KAGAMI Kozo, KOSHIBA Sotoichi, SUGASAWA Toshio, MASUDA Yoshinori,
TAKEUCHI Denji, TASHIMA Etsuko, TAKAHASHI Yoshihiko, IKUTA Niyoko, ITO Makoto, MISHIMA Ritsue, INOUE Tsuyoshi
(12 artists/In the order of exhibited works)

Information

Admission

General: 700Yen(500Yen) College students: 500Yen(300Yen)
Elem/JH/HS: free
*Price in brackets for groups of 20 or more
*The ticket also allow admission to Collection Exhibition and Glass Art Garden

Supported by
Kitanihon Broadcasting, Tulip TV, Toyama Television Broadcasting, FM TOYAMA, Toyama City FM

Contact

Toyama Glass Art Museum