Scenes of Lightness: Works by Yukiya Izumita

December 13, 2019 - January 24, 2020
Friday, December 13, 2019

After a successful exhibition in 2017, Surface Folds, Ippodo Gallery is pleased to once again present Yukiya Izumita's work in Scenes of Lightness. Featuring work from both his Sekisoh and Fold series; the exhibition shows Izumita's continuous exploration of complex forms.

Izumita's pieces exhibited carry a quality of weightlessness and ethereal flow; however, they also conjure a feeling of monumentality, like that of ancient landmarks conveying the profound passage of time. Picking up one of Izumita's tea bowls, one can experience both a sense of lightness and weighted warmth. As layered waves push through solid forms, Izumita's pieces breathe, like gentle wind blowing through a dense forest, his pieces remind us to appreciate the small moments of nature.

Yukiya Izumita, trained in Kokuji-ware under Gakuho Shimodake in 1992, opened his own workshop in Noda Village, Iwate Prefecture, on the border with the northern ceramic production area of Aomori Prefecture in 1995. Izumita has a lengthy career, with extensive claim in Japan. His international acclaim began when he participated in SOFA New York in 2005, in New Mexico, and finally Ippodo Gallery in both 2012 and 2017. In Japan, Izumita has been the recipient of numerous accolades such as the Excellence Award at the 20th Biennial Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition in 2009, as well as the Grand Prix at the Asahi Ceramic Exhibitions of 2000 and 2002.

His work are currently featured in the public collections of Yale University Art Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Iwate Museum of Art, and Tokonomae City Board of Education.

SEKISOH TEA BOWL
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H4 3/4 x W5 1/4 x D 4 1/4 in H12 x W10.5 x D9.5 cm
C20486
SEKISOH TEA BOWL
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H3 3/4 x W5 1/4 x D 4 1/4 in H9.5 x W13 x D10.5 cm
C20485
SEKISOH TEABOWL
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H4 x W4 3/4 x D 4 in H10 x W12 x D10 cm
C20484
SEKISOH TEABOWL
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H4 x W4 3/4 x D 4 in H10 x W12 x D10 cm
C20483
SEKISOH FUTAMONO
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H8 x W10 1/4 x D5 1/2 in H20 x W26 x 13.5 cm
C20482
SEKISOH FUTAMONO
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H7 1/2 x W 12 3/4 x D 5 3/4 in H18.5 x W32 x D14 cm
C20481
KIKAKEI
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H11 1/2 x W14 x D6 in H29 x W35 x D15 cm 
C20480
KIKAKEI
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H12 x W12 3/4 x D 4 3/4 in H30 x W32 x D12cm
C20479
SEKISOH
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H10 3/4 W 16 3/4 x D 6 1/2 in H27 x W42 x D16 cm
C20478
SEKISOH
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H11 1/2 x W 15 3/4 x D 6 3/4 in H29 x W40 x D17 cm
C20477
SEKISOH
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H12 x W 16 3/4 x D4 3/4 in H30 x W42 x D12 cm
C20476
SEKISOH
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H12 1/4 x W15 x D4 3/4 in H31 x W38 × D12 cm
C20475
GEOMETRIC VASE
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H14 1/4 x W8 3/4 D4 3/4in H36 x W22 x D12 cm
C20384
SEKISOH FUTAMONO
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H2 x W12 1/4 x D6 in H4.5xW31×D15cm
C20410
SEKISOH FUTAMONO
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H2 x W 16 1/4 x D 4 1/2 in H4.5W41×D11cm
C20409
ORI
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H8 1/2 x W9 1/4 x D8 in  H21xW23×D20cm
C20408
SEKISOH
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H14 1/4 x W19 3/4 x D5 3/34 inH36xW50×D14cm
C20407
SEKISOH
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H 14 1/4 x W18 1/4 x D16in H36 ×W46 x D15cm
C20406
FLAKE TEA BOWL
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H9.5 x W14.5 x D11 cm H3 3/4 x W5 3/4 D4 2/4in
20392
FLAKE TEA BOWL
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H9.5 x W13.5 x D10.5 cm H3 3/4 x W5 2/4 D4 1/4in
C20391
SEKISOH TEA BOWL
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H10 x W13.5 x D19 cm H3 3/4 x W5 2/4 D7 2/4in
C20390
SEKISOH FLOWER VASE
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H21.5 x W57 x D11.5 cm 8 ½ x W 22 ½ D4 ¾ in
C19711AP
SEKISOH LAYERS
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H23 x W17 x D11 cm H9 1/4 x W6 3/4 D4 2/4in
C20388
SEKISOH LAYERS
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H32 x W17 x D6 cm H12 3/4 x W6 3/4 D2 2/4in
C20387
SEKISOH WAVE
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H39 x W16 x D6 cm H15 2/4 x W6 2/4 D2 2/4in
C20386
SEKISOH WAVE
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H19 x W34 x D10 cm H7 2/4 x W13 2/4 D3 3/4in
C20385
GEOMETRIC VASE
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H28 x W36 x D12 cm H11 1/4 x W14 1/4 D4 3/4in
C20383
HENKO POT
H33 x W47 x D11 cm H12 3/4 x W18 2/4 D4 2/4in
C20382
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H85 x W45 x D15 cm H33 2/4 x W17 3/4 D5 3/4in
C20381
SEKISOH
YUKIYA IZUMITA
H17 2/4 x W29 1/4 D6 3/4in H44 x W74 x D17 cm
C20380
YUKIYA IZUMITA
C20194
YUKIYA IZUMITA
C20192
YUKIYA IZUMITA
C20193
YUKIYA IZUMITA
C20191
'HENKO’ POT
YUKIYA IZUMITA
#11 H9 2/4 W12 D12 in H24 W30 D30 cm
C16516
‘OBI’ SASH
YUKIYA IZUMITA
#3 H3 1/4 W16 3/4 D20 1/4 in H8 W42 D51 cm
C16508
'YUI' KNOT
YUKIYA IZUMITA
#21 H6 W12 D6 in H15 W30 D15 cm
C16526
‘KOU’ HOLLOW
YUKIYA IZUMITA
#1 H12 W27 D11 1/4 in H30 W68 D28 cm
C16506
"SEKISOH" LAYERS
YUKIYA IZUMITA
2017 H27 3/4 W13 2/4 D4 in H70 W34 D10 cm
C16520