SOFA ( Chicago ) 2014

November 07, 2014 - November 09, 2014
Opening Preview : November 6

Sculpture of Functional Art + Design

Navy Pier's Festival Hall
600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611


Ippodo Gallery to Participate in SOFA Again this Year!

Ippodo Gallery, which is based in Tokyo and New York, is proud to announce that it will participate in the SOFA Chicago (Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design) exhibition again this year from November 7-9, 2014. This year will mark the fourth consecutive year that Ippodo has participated in this renowned exhibition.
We will be introducing the most current works by 15 contemporary Japanese artists selected from a wide range of fields including: bronze, woodwork, ceramics, porcelain, glass, lacquerware, metal, painting, photography and furniture. These works - which display an exquisite pairing of skill and sense of design, combined with refined aesthetics - are representative of the fine caliber of art crafts in Japan today. These artists have not simply inherited traditional techniques or adopted the philosophies of contemporary art, rather, their works truly embody the world of SurJaponisme. This year's booth is larger than in previous years, allowing us to present many large-scale works.









Complimentary admission tickets are available. Please call or email us.


VIP Opening

Thursday, November 6, First Choice Preview
( Invitation Only ): 5-7pm | Public Preview: 7-9pm

General Admission

Friday, November 7, 2014
11 am - 7 pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014
11 am - 7 pm
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Noon - 6 pm


Please visit the SOFA webpage for more information.



Artists Exhibited :

Koji Hatakeyama ( metal ) / Yuki Hayama ( porcelain ) / Yukiya Izumita ( ceramics ) /
Sho Kishino ( wood ) / Ryoji Koie ( ceramics ) / Shota Suzuki ( metal ) / Toshio Tokunaga ( wood ) /
Takashi Tomo-oka ( photography ) / Jihei Murase ( lacquer ) / Ikuro Yagi ( paint ) /
Tohru Matsuzaki ( lacquer ) / Katsuya Ohgita ( glass ) / Yui Tsujimura ( ceramics ) /
Midori Tsukada ( glass ) / Shinya Yamamura ( lacquer )


Natural ash glaze vase
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Yui Tsujimura
Natural ash glaze Henko pot
C13435
Yui Tsujimura
Eight Faces
C13647
Koji Hatakeyama
Four Faces
C13641NP
Koji Hatakeyama
'Dead Lotus'
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Takashi Tomo-oka
Kuri ( maroon )
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Takashi Tomo-oka
Wild Grape
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Takashi Tomo-oka
Wild Grape ( 2/2 )
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Takashi Tomo-oka
Leaf of Persimmon
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Takashi Tomo-oka
Azami
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Takashi Tomo-oka
Akebi (Washi Paper)
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Takashi Tomo-oka
Evening Haze
C13611
Midori Tsukada
Nara chair
C13648
Toshio Tokunaga
Vibrato chair (double)
C13649
Toshio Tokunaga
Buddha
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Sho Kishino
Buddha
B13476
Sho Kishino
Shamo(Japanese rooster)
B13478
Sho Kishino