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France Goneau: Other Destinations
January 17 – March 27, 2013
* Extended until April 24, 2013
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery

December 18, 2012

sculpture of porcelain and fabric

Exhibition Announcement

The Embassy of Canada is pleased to present an exhibition of recent works by Canadian ceramic artist, France Goneau.

Based in Montreal, France Goneau creates sculptures of porcelain and fabric that reveal her distinctive signature. While in residence at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in 2010, she began integrating textiles and black Shigaraki stoneware to produce her first sculptural assemblies. After returning to Montreal, she explored those techniques further and created the series of mural sculptures, Destinations.

Her creations manifest the ideal of precision, a profound sense of detail, and a minimalist aesthetic. The collision of rhythm, echo, and tension builds powerfully suggestive images with remarkable simplicity. In Goneau's work, porcelain contrasts with ethereal fabric. The resulting juxtaposition translates subtle strength and delicate intricacy into a form from which emanates a powerfully raw beauty and elegance.

The Destinations series uses landscape and architectural themes as a metaphor for both form and content. Miniaturized architectural clay elements are held by strands of fabric revealing an unpredictably dynamic world that suggest improbable territories and serene fantasies.

France Goneau is an established artist, a graduate of the School of Design at University of Quebec and holds a bachelor's degree in visual arts. Her solo exhibitions have been held in Canada, Japan, and the US. She was a finalist of the 9th International Ceramics Festival Mino, Japan. She was also an artist-in-residence of the Quebec Studio in Tokyo in 2012.


Date: January 17 – April 24, 2013

  • Weekdays 10:00-17:30
  • Wednesdays 10:00-20:00 (10:00-17:30 on April 10)
  • Closed on weekends, February 11, and March 29

Place: Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery
(7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Admission: Free

Embassy of Canada, Public Affairs Section
Tel: 03-5412-6257

Media contact: Tel: 03-5412-6444

Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts and Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec




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