Ippodo Gallery to Participate in SOFA Again this Year

Eight Faces, 2014 Cast bronze, gold leaf, 37 x 16 x 34cm hatakeyama copy 2

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.

SOFA CHICAGO 2014 (Navy Pier’s Festival Hall600 East Grand Avenue,Chicago,IL,60611)

Ippodo Gallery : Booth #1021

Exhibiting Artists

Yukiya Izumita(ceramics) / Katsuya Ohgita(glass)/ Shô Kishino(sculpture) / Ryoji Koie(ceramics) / Shota Suzuki (metal)/ Midori Tsukada (glass)/ Yui Tsujimura(ceramics)/ Toshio Tokunaga(chair) /Takashi Tomo-oka(photography) / Koji Hatakeyama(bronze)/ Yuki Hayama(porcelain) /Tohru Matsuzaki (lacquer)/ Jihei Murase (lacquer)/ Akio Mori (jewelry)/ Ikuro Yagi(painting) /Shinya Yamamura(lacquer)

 VIP Opening

Thursday, November 6

First Choice Preview (Invitation Only): 5-7 pm

Public Preview (Tickets Available): 7-9pm

General Admission

Friday, November 7, 10am-7pm (VIP Admission from 10-11am)

Saturday, November 8, 10am-7pm (VIP Admission from 10-11am)

Sunday, November 9, 12pm-6pm


For more information and request for admission, please contact Shoko Aono 

For more information, you can also visit our exhibition page & SOFA web site.