Hatakeyama grew up in Takaoka, a city renowned for metal casting. He makes unpretentious cast bronze articles, particularly lidded boxes, which are not intended to necessarily be functional. He is more interested in the artistic worth of a piece, or as he has quoted, ‘every article I make should live.’ Many public collections have acquired Hatakeyama’s work, including the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Harris, a British artist working with paper and cloth, has created a number of pictures which will be shown alongside Hatakeyama’s sculptures. Harris has exhibited widely throughout the UK, Europe, the USA and Japan.
A catalogue accompanying this exhibition will include an essay by Emma Crichton-Miller, and the show will be fully illustrated on our website on the day it opens. The exhibition will be viewable Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 – 18:00 and will be free to attend.
Please note that the gallery will close on the 23rd of December 2017 for Christmas, and will re-open on the 3rd of January 2018.