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Ripples of Light, Glass+Photo: Co-Creations of Yuichi Noda and Yoichi Oshima

Sat., June.02.2018 ~ Sun., August.26

The co-created space of this exhibition, Glass+Photo, strives to transcend the perception of the naked eye through the creation of a world of ever-shifting light and shadow.

Glass artist Yuichi Noda is known for such mandala-inspired works on display here as his Tenku, Tenso, and Cosmic Egg series, as well as his new Tenkyu. His Iris Glass makes the most of the permeability of glass and the refraction and reflection of light, for artistic expression through ripples of light.

Noda also serves as the director of the Toyama Glass Studio, and has recently debuted his new varieties of Koshi-no-Hisui glass: in addition to tea items made from the existing jade-colored Koshi-no-Hisui glass, he has also developed purple and light teal variants this year. He also offers tea items made from Koshi-no-Ao glass.

Photographer Yoichi Oshima photographs swords from the museum collection from remarkably close-up angles, revealing the minute expressiveness of the hamon patterns and the texture of the steel, which would ordinarily be invisible to the naked eye. We hope that visitors enjoy comparing the unique ways that the different materials used in glass sculptures and metal swords interact with light.



Artist Profiles
Yuichi Noda

Born in Tokushima Prefecture. During his time in the Tokushima University Faculty of Engineering, he also studied at Jakucho-Juku, a private school run by Jakucho Setouchi, a writer who also hails from Tokushima.
2003–2016            Professor at the Toyama Institute of Glass Art
2006–Present         Director of the Toyama Glass Studio
1988       Awarded silver at the International Exhibition of Glass Craft ’88 (Kanazawa City)
1997       Officially invited to exhibit at the Toyama Contemporary Artists Series — Ways of Visualization (Museum of Modern Art, Toyama)
2002       Awarded the Kitanippon Shimbun Award for Fine Arts
2003       Created Cosmic Egg as a supplemental prize in honor of the naming of Koichi Tanaka, winner of the Nobel prize in chemistry, as an honorary citizen of Toyama City
2004       Awarded the grand prize at the Fifth Kitanihon Art Exhibition
Produced the grand prix trophies for the Pacific Meridian international film festival, held in Vladivostok (’04–’18)
2007       Awarded the Enku award at the Fourth Enku Grand Award Exhibition
2008       Ever-Shifting Glass: The World (Universe) of Yuichi Noda (Centre Culturel Franco-Japonais, Paris and Nancy)
Awarded the Rome Citizen Prize at the Rome Awards
2016       Created Cosmic Egg as a supplemental prize in honor of the naming of Takaaki Kajita, winner of the Nobel prize in physics, as an honorary citizen of Toyama City

Yoichi Oshima
Born in Namerikawa City, Toyama. Graduate of Tokyo Polytechnic University.
1977       Worked for Miya Formative Arts Company and P&P, and became a freelancer
1982       Established Oshima Studio
1998       Held a number of solo exhibitions, such as Personal Advertisement Photo History
1994       Exhibited work at the Creative Toyama in New York exhibition
1997       Exhibited work at the Printing on Mino Washi Paper ’99 exhibition
2005       Awarded the Twelfth Toyama Creator Grand Prize
2006       Exhibited work at the Japan-Korea Friendship Year Photo Exhibition and the Shin Saimdang Art Contest International Invitational Exhibition
2010       Exhibited work at the Kureha Country Club 50th Anniversary Photo Exhibition
Member of the Japan Professional Photographers Society, the Japan Advertising Photographers’ Association, and the Toyama Design Association

Date/Venue
Sat., June.02.2018 ~ Sun., August.26 / 3F Exhibition Room
Open:
10:00 to 18:00 (last admission at 17:30)
Closed:
Mon. (open if Mon. is a holiday, then closed the following day; also open on Mon., Aug. 13.)
Admission:
Adults ¥1,000*, ages 15–17 ¥500, ages 14 and under free.
*¥800 per person for groups of 20 or more.
Organizer: Mori Shusui Museum of Art • Support: Toyama Shimbun and Hokkoku Shimbun • In Collaboration With: Oshima Studio, Toyama Glass Studio, Sanshiba, and Horaisha

(Visitors are also welcome to view the exhibition in the 2F Exhibition Room, running concurrently.)
2F Exhibition Room exhibition from the collection of the Mori Shusui Museum of Art — The Sparkle of Hokkoku-Mono: Celebrated Swords of the Hokuriku Region
Sat., Jun. 2 to Sun., Aug. 26, 2018

Gallery Talks (admission ticket required)
14:00 to 15:00 on Sat., Jun. 2: Opening Gallery Talk by Yuichi Noda and Yoichi Oshima
14:00 to 15:00 on Sat., Jul. 7: Yoichi Oshima
14:00 to 15:00 on Sat., Aug. 4: Yuichi Noda

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