Major Show of Work by Ceramic Artist Jun Kaneko Opens at the Akron Art Museum

Fri 2/16 @ 6-9PM

The Akron Art Museum will greet the spring will an exhibit of work by ceramic artist Jun Kaneko called Blurred Lines, which will be installed in its galleries and the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden.

It features what the museum calls “transformational moments” in Kaneko’s 50-year career, among them paintings and drawing, several large-scale sculptures and a site-specific installation of his 65-foot painting Mirage. The exhibition is curated by AAM director/CEO Mark Masuoka, who has a relationship of more than three decades with the artist who says he chose works “for their powerful, yet contemplative presence.”

“Blurred Lines opens a new chapter for the museum by shining a spotlight on an artist who has transformed ceramics into a contemporary art form,” says Masuoka in the museum’s press release. “Kaneko has always been a rebel and pushed the limits. I am honored to have the opportunity to curate an exhibition that intersects with my own life and to share my connection to Jun as my mentor and friend.”

There’s an opening celebration at the museum Fri 2/16 @ 6-9pm, with a members-only viewing from 6-7pm. It’s open to the general public after 7. The show is on view through Sun 6/3.


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