I’m in Denver this week for some conference or something, but I had a little time before it started so I ambled over to the Santa Fe arts district. Right off, I found an exhibit like nothing I’ve ever seen.
The Center for Visual Arts is hosting Soaring Voices: Recent Ceramics by Women from Japan. I wish I had snapped some photos, but a gallery worker started tailing me, watching every move. Unnerving — and I was already trying to wind down from a 12-hour commute from LaGuardia. But I didn’t let him ruin the experience of seeing some exquisite sculptures, so delicate and organic like exotic flowers fused with ostrich eggs.
Although it’s a ceramics show, there was one very powerful installation composed with commercial signage that appears to be from a supermarket, comics books and other printed materials that formed an explosion of graphics.
Is it my imagination or is Japanese art more visible west of the Mississippi? I’m not even on the coast yet I see more Western culture infused in museums and galleries. Someone correct me if I’m wrong.