November 29, 2016 - January 20, 2017
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery
November 1, 2016
The Embassy of Canada to Japan is pleased to present an exhibition featuring artwork by Eunice Luk in its Prince Takamado Gallery.
Eunice Luk is an artist from Toronto currently participating in the Koganecho Artist-in-Residence programme in Yokohama, Japan. Her artwork includes paintings, ceramic sculptures and installations. In July 2016, she received support from the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council to participate in the Artist-in-Residence programme at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
“No Egg is Perfect” is an exhibition of Luk’s most recent works, including works created during her stay at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park. Deeply moved by life in Japan’s rural countryside and Shigaraki’s famed ceramic history and traditions, Luk handbuilt a new body of ceramic sculptures and ceramic slab paintings. The works were inspired by the cycle of decay and finding small pleasures and comfort in life through nature. Many of the works express a sense of meditative calm, optimism and reflection. The imperfect contours of each work moreover display a slow handcrafted sensibility common to Luk’s ceramics works.
Luk was born in 1988 and graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2012. She makes simple, subjective recordings of positive and negative space using a wide range of media and processes, transcending materiality into personal language. Luk has recently exhibited at Vacant (Tokyo), Swiss Institute (New York), Printed Matter (New York), The Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff), Art Metropole (Toronto), Xpace (Toronto) and Narwhal Projects (Toronto). Luk has also published artist books and editions under the press titled “Slow Editions.” She regularly exhibits at art book fairs in New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo.
Date: November 29, 2016 - January 20, 2017
Closed on weekends and December 26 – January 3
Place: Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery
(7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
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