The Space Between: Frank Lloyd Wright | Jun Kaneko
June 26, 2020 - October 3, 2021
Seven of celebrated ceramicist Jun Kaneko’s massive sculptures will be placed throughout the newly-restored, historic landscaping of the Martin House from summer 2020 to early October, 2021.
Kaneko is best known for pushing the boundaries of what is possible in ceramic, slowly layering literal tons of clay over weeks and months to shape some of the world’s largest ceramic artworks. With a touch of humor, the artist refers to these objects as dangos, after a Japanese term for dumplings and other gently rounded forms. He finishes his dangos with exuberantly colorful skins of geometric shapes, abstract marks, and drips that embrace the unpredictability of working in this medium.
As part of an innovative collaboration between the Martin House and the Albright-Knox’s Public Art Initiative, the exhibition presents an opportunity to reimagine not only our relationship to Wright's architecture and the grounds but also to the experience of monumental sculpture.
This installation is organized by Martin House Curator Susana Tejada and Albright-Knox Curator of Public Art Aaron Ott.
The Space Between: Frank Lloyd Wright | Jun Kaneko has been made possible by the City of Buffalo and Council Member Joel Feroleto, Mr. Charles E. Balbach, and Constance W. Stafford Charitable Lead Trust with additional support from Penny and Charlie Banta, Bonnie and Nick Hopkins, Jack Walsh, Eberl Iron Works, Inc., Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grant, and an anonymous donor.