The Albright-Knox’s Public Art Initiative and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House are proud to share this series of Jun Kaneko’s ceramic sculptures.
Seven of these massive sculptures are installed throughout Martin House’s historic landscape and are complemented by several smaller works on display in the Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion. The outdoor works are free to explore at any time and the indoor works are currently visible through the glass walls of the pavilion.
Kaneko is best known for pushing the boundaries of what is possible in ceramic, slowly layering literal tons of clay over weeks and months to shape some of the world’s largest ceramic artworks. With a touch of humour, the artist refers to these objects as dangos, after a Japanese term for dumplings and other gently rounded forms. He finishes his dangos with exuberantly colourful skins of geometric shapes, abstract marks, and drips that embrace the unpredictability of working in this medium.
As part of an innovative collaboration between the Albright-Knox’s Public Art Initiative and the Martin House, The Space Between: Frank Lloyd Wright | Jun Kaneko presents an opportunity to reimagine not only our relationship to this architectural landmark and its grounds but also to the experience of monumental sculpture.
Featuring Jun Kaneko’s mammoth ceramic art sculptures, the site’s first public art initiative illuminates Frank Lloyd Wright’s enduring interest in nature and Japanese culture. This installation is organized by Martin House Curator Susana Tejada and Albright-Knox Curator of Public Art Aaron Ott.
The Space Between: Frank Lloyd Wright | Jun Kaneko
June 26, 2020 – October 3, 2021
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