Exhibit: Look to Nature: Toshiko Takaezu

August 26, 2020 - February 28, 2021
Exhibit: Look to Nature: Toshiko Takaezu

Event Summary

Drawn from ASU Art Museum’s permanent collection, “Look to Nature” presents the work of internationally-known artist Toshiko Takaezu. Growing up in Hawaii infused a deep sense of nature in her that never left. Takaezu worked actively in clay, fiber and bronze for more than six decades using a combination of Eastern and Western techniques and aesthetics. In the late 1950s, she developed her signature style of closed-form vessels, containers that held air and space. They conveyed a sense of tranquility from the simplicity of the forms and subtle brush decoration. Takaezu started working in bronze toward the end of her career and created a series of bells, which explore the relationship between sculpture and sound.

ASU Art Museum hours: Open Tuesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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