GORO: Expression in Five Forms

Opening Reception November 2nd, 3-5pm

Artist Talk November 3rd at 2pm

November 2 – 26, 2019

Suzuki Goro

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Bento Box, Goribe, 2019

Stoneware

17.3h x 11.22w x 10.83d in

SG050

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Bento Box, E. Oribe, 2019

Stoneware

11.61h x 7.09w in

SG037

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Bento Box, Yahichida, 2019

Stoneware

16.34h x 9.65w in

SG048

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Bento Box, Yobitsugi, 2019

Stoneware

8.07h x 11.22w x 10.83d in

SG049

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Suzuki Goro
Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Chawan, Goribe, 2019

Stoneware

3.03h x 5.04w x 4.53d in

SG021

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Chawan, Kuro Raku, 2019

Stoneware

3.54h x 4.92w in

SG020

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Chawan, Narumi Oribe, 2019

Stoneware

3.35h x 5.83w x 5.31d in

SG019

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Chawan, Nezumi Shino, 2019

Stoneware

3.15h x 5.71w x 5.31d in

SG045

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Chawan, Shironuki E, 2019

Stoneware

2.99h x 4.61w x 4.13d in

SG043

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Chawan, Sometsuke, 2019

Stoneware

3.03h x 5.31w x 4.72d in

SG044

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ON HOLD

Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Chawan, Yahichida Karatsu, 2019

Stoneware

2.95h x 4.33w in

SG018

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Chawan, Yobitsugi, 2018

Stoneware, Yobitsugi

Approx. 3.7 (h) x 5.5 (w) inches

SG013

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SUzuki Goro
Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Mizusashi, Goribe, 2019

Stoneware

9.84h x 8.66w in

SG047

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Mizusashi, Kobiki

Stoneware

8.98h x 7.56w in

SG046

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Mizusashi, Narumi Oribe, 2019

stoneware

8.19h x 7.80w in

SG022

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Mizusashi, Yahichida Karatsu, 2019

Stoneware

9h x 8.50w in

SG036

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Mizusashi,Shino, 2019

stoneware

8.58h x 8.07w in

SG017

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Suzuki Goro
Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Tokkuri, E Oribe, 2019

stoneware

5.59h x 3.62w in

SG014

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Tokkuri, E. Haishino, 2019

Stoneware

5.98h x 3.86w in

SG039

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Tokkuri, Oribe, 2019

Stoneware

5.91h x 3.54w in

SG038

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Tokkuri, Seto Iga, 2019

Stoneware

5.51h x 3.54w in

SG040

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Tokkuri, Seto Iga, 2019

Stoneware

6.10h x 4.41w in

SG041

Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Tokkuri, Sometsuke #1, 2019

Porcelain

SG016

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Tokkuri, Sometsuke #2, 2019

Stoneware

5.63h x 4.25w in

SG042

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Suzuki Goro
Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Guinomi, Oribe
#1, 2019

stoneware

2.48h x 2.48w in

SG051

$1150

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ON HOLD

Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Guinomi, Hai Shino
#2, 2019

stoneware

2.28h x 2.64w x 2.28d in

SG052

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Guinomi, Kuro Oribe
#3, 2019

stoneware

2.36h x 2.64w in

SG053

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Guinomi, Yahichida
#4, 2019

stoneware

2.05h x 2.76w in

SG054

$1150

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Guinomi, E Oribe
#5, 2019

stoneware

1.97h x 2.76w in

SG015

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Guinomi, Sometsuke
#6, 2019

stoneware

1.57h x 2.17w in

SG055

$1150

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Guinomi, Omaha
#7, 2019

stoneware

2.17h x 2.64w in

SG056

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Guinomi, Sometsuke
#8, 2019

stoneware

1.85h x 2.44w in

SG057

$1150

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Guinomi, Seiji
#9, 2019

stoneware

1.89h x 2.36w in

SG058

$1150

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Suzuki Goro

Suzuki Goro

Guinomi, Goribe
#10, 2019

stoneware

1.89h x 2.36w in

SG059

 

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Suzuki Goro

Press Release

 

Lacoste/Keane Gallery is pleased to present Goro: Expression in Five Formsa solo exhibition with the contemporary Japanese ceramic artist Suzuki Goro, November 2 –26 in our Concord MA gallery. To coincide with the opening of this exhibition, the artist traveling from Japan will give a public talk about his works and motivations on Sunday November 3th

Suzuki Goro is internationally renowned, began his career as an artisan potter.  His life changed when he went to the USA in 1969 coming in contact with pop art and the importance of ideas to the artist.   

Suzuki Goro returned to Japan determined to be an artist with full expression and individualism.  This resulted in the innovative “Goro” style.  His works embody the spirit of the Momoyama period Japan 1573 -1615 (characterized by free expression and eccentricity) and his own expressions. According to Masahiro Karasawa from The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo “works that are evocative of both Momoyama ceramics and the modern artist are surprisingly rare.  Against this background, one contemporary artist who has been most successful in expressing his individual viewpoint in his work is Suzuki Goro.” – excerpt from essay ‘Suzuki Goro Shino’

Bento boxes, chawan, mizusashi, tokkuri and guinomi are freely painted with motifs and symbols specific to him such as the backward crow, the light bulb and lampshade, female nudes and American icons such as the Empire State Building. See Bento Box, Yahichida, 2019.  His free, bold use of the green glaze Oribe reflects his spirit.   See Mizusashi, Narumi Oribe.`

The Japanese art of repairing breaks with gold (born of necessity) is to Goro part of his individual expression. A teabowl can have multiple panels, each an individual painting to which sculptural elements can be added. He can use variety of clay bodies on one piece, to fit the glaze.  With this technique, Goro explores his ever-evolving creative ideas.  See Chawan, Yobitsugi 2018

Form has always been important to Suzuki Goro.  He once set himself the task of mastering each by throwing 1000 pieces a day.  In curating this exhibition, we sought to honor him by presenting the Five Forms for which he is most known:   Chawan, (tea bowl), Mizusashi (water jar), Sake Bottle, Sake Cup and Bento Box.  Each is an instrument for expressing the “Goro” style of sensual and amusing expression.

The title of our show Goro:  Expression in Five Forms shares the number five with Goro’s name which means fifth son.

"This is an extremely rare occasion where we can show Suzuki Goro’s definitive and exceptional works expressed in five of his famous forms – Bento Box, Mizusashi, Chawan, Tokkuri and Guinomi. Even rarer, Goro will be at our gallery to attend the Opening reception and give a talk. Certainly, a not to be missed special exhibition that we consider a highlight of the gallery’s history."  LaiSun Keane 

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