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Current Exhibitions

Shuki: Contemporary Sake Vessels
April 25 - May 23, 2015

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The concept of sake cup and bottle is very simple, yet the variety in this exhibition is vast. The premise is that guinomi are sake drinking cups that are not production ware but rather made individually. Each piece has character and stands apart from any other guinomi. As with tea bowls, guinomi are imbued with character in the specific way that the maker chooses. Shuki will showcase a number of Japanese artists, established and aspiring, as well as selected American artists who have embraced an aesthetic that crosses over from tea culture to sake culture.

Still Alive, Love You - Don
The Artist In All Facets 1929 - 2014

March 21 - May 6, 2015

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Lacoste Gallery is pleased to present Still Alive, Love You-Don, the tribute exhibition for ceramic legend Don Reitz (1929-2014), titled from one of his last telephone messages. The exhibition will present the artist in all facets through a wide display of his one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces, quirky memorabilia and images from The Ranch, his beloved home and studio in Arizona. Reitz's iconic ceramic art is held in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, LACMA, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The Museum of Arts and Design in New York, among many other museums and institutions. In his own words, "My art has always come out of need. Not everyone may like what I do, but I can only make what I feel in my heart. You have to have courage to put out what you know to be truth."