Hiruma Kazuyo: Memories of Water and Earth

7 - 21 September 2018

Dai Ichi Arts Ltd. is pleased to announce its inagural exhibition with the contemporary Japanese ceramic artist Hiruma Kazuyo 昼 馬 和 代. The exhibition will be her first solo New York show. Memories of Water and Earth will feature a series of works that highlight Hiruma's investigation of how memory and erosion come forth in aquatic and terrestrial forms. Ceraic sculptures depicting water and earth inspire nuanced explorations of how these two natural forces interact with time. 


The works presented are fastidiously constructed yet remain anchored in natural phenomena. Hiruma layers thin sheets of clay horizontally or vertically to create each work, finally glazing and firing the ceramic after spending a month or two building it. The artist's practice stands out from contemporary ceramic work bound in tradition through its manipulation of space and movement through space. Dynamic and impressive in size, Hiruma's work diverges from the smaller objects usually on display in a Japanese tokonoma, or reception room. The exhibition reflects Dai Ichi Arts' commitment to working with artists to promote ceramic works that are accessible in meaning yet rich in visual language.