Shozo Michikawa

6819 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90038
Nov 18, 6 PM - 8 PM — ends Dec 23, 2021
Hostler Burrows is pleased to announce an exhibition of fifteen new works by renowned ceramic artist Shozo Michikawa (Japanese, b. 1953). This will be the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery, and will be on view from November 18th – December 23rd, 2021 at Hostler Burrows Los Angeles with an opening reception on Thursday, November 18, from 6 - 8pm, with the artist present.

A catalogue has been published to accompany the show and includes an essay by Hollis Goodall (Curator, Japanese Art at LACMA). In her essay "Radiating Beauty | Sculpture by Shozo Michikawa", Hollis Goodall writes,“Entering a gallery of sculpted clay by Shozo Michikawa, one encounters complex choreography. Some works spiral upwards like a butterfly escaping a cocoon, others split under the pressure of intense centrifugal force, and a few appear to crawl along the pedestals like armadillos.Those that dance lightly appear to wear kimono, the even width of fabric panels twirling as the figure turns.The force driving these works, whether they propel into helical chaos or take a sinuous curve to a level top, comes from within.”