KANEKO presents the fall exhibition, Passion & Obsession: From the Collection. They invite you to share in the overwhelming passion of the artist to create and join in the obsession of the connoisseurs who are moved to collect. Passion & Obsession: From the Collection, will showcase astounding works of scale, process, and beauty culled from local collections including the Karen and Robert Duncan Collection, the Steve Wake Collection, the Kathy and Marc LeBaron Collection, and the KANEKO Collection.
Rarely exhibited contemporary artworks will inhabit KANEKO’s space representing the passion of artists from around the world and the obsession of collectors who capably discern the importance and beauty of visual art. Passion & Obsession: From the Collection will include ceramic sculpture, glass sculpture & installations, drawings, and paintings from several internationally renowned artists including Viola Frey, Tony Hepburn, Leiko Ikemura, Jun Kaneko, Manuel Neri, Annabeth Rosen, Therman Statom, Goro Suzuki, Akio Takamori, and Sunkoo Yuh.
Join for the first look of the Passion & Obsession: From the Collection exhibition at the third annual KANEKO Open Space Soirée on November 11 at 6 p.m. Tickets and information on the fundraiser event are available at thekaneko.org/soiree.
Admission to the gallery is FREE and open to the public.
The dynamic between Artist and Collector has governed the way the public views art for centuries. The focus of this exhibition is to highlight the importance of such collections not only for the institution but also as a resource for our community. Although it is difficult to convey, in exhibition, the profoundness of change and cycle that are intrinsic to the practice and lives of prolific artists, Passion and Obsession: From the Collection will do just that. Specially curated works from key collections in the region will join with pieces from the KANEKO collection for a powerful an exceptional visual experience. Artists include Viola Frey, Tony Hepburn, Leiko Ikemura, Jun Kaneko, Manuel Neri, Annabeth Rosen, Therman Statom, Goro Suzuki, Akio Takamori, Sunkoo Yuh, and a few other visionaries. While some of the artwork that will be presented from the KANEKO collection has never been shown before, other pieces in the collection have appeared in many major national and international museums.
Artists: Viola Frey, Tony Hepburn, Leiko Ikemura, Jun Kaneko, Manuel Neri, Annabeth Rosen, Therman Statom, Goro Suzuki, Akio Takamori, Sunkoo Yuh, a. o.
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