Category Archives: Exhibitions

Story IX | The Frog in the Well

井の中の蛙、大海を知らず I no naka no kawazu, taikai o shirazu The frog in the well cannot conceive of the ocean An ancient Chinese proverb, readily adopted by Japanese culture, is the starting point for our spring-summer series of exhibitions, Inside Looking …
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Shumei Kobayashi | Opening Night

Inside Looking Out I : Shumei Kobayashi Threads of Significance Opening Night Works are available to view on Artsy : Click to view  Opened by Tetsuya Wakuda, celebrated restaurateur, art collector and close friend of the artist, the first ‘Inside …
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Inside Looking Out | Spring-Summer 2016 Exhibition Series

Inside Looking Out Lesley Kehoe Galleries Winter-Spring 2016 Season of Exhibitions Shumei Kobayashi, Koji Hatakeyama and Maio Motoko 井の中の蛙、大海を知らず I no naka no kawazu, taikai o shirazu The frog in the well cannot conceive of the ocean The ‘Inside Looking …
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Shoso Shimbo | Spring Flower Arrangement

Installation by Dr Shoso Shimbo In the tradition of Ogata Kōrin’s (1658-1716) National Treasure screens Red and White Plum Blossoms, Melbourne-based Sogetsu master Dr Shoso Shimbo has created an inspiringly beautiful Spring installation of red and white plum blossoms in …
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Samurai Tea at The International Show New York

Zimbabwe, the nefarious back streets of Lisbon, Melbourne’s renowned gra ti lanes, Yoko Ono’s peace tower in Iceland, MONA FOMA Tasmania and now the Park Avenue Armory New York, may seem unusual sites for the formal practice of Japanese tea, but …
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The International Show New York

It is neither exaggeration nor immodesty to say that Lesley Kehoe Galleries was a highlight of the revamped International Fine Art and Antiques show at the New York Armory this October. We joined longstanding colleagues San Francisco Japonesque and Seattle …
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Unryūan : Museum of Arts and Design New York

In a reference to the Nanban makie tradition of the 15th and 16th Jesuits and other Nanbanjin, and with further reference to the lasting significance of religious objects in human history, Unryūan expressed a desire to be part of this …
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The Mary Griggs Burke Collection

October 19 saw Lesley and Byron at the MET at a Director’s invitation only select cocktail reception prior to the general opening of the famous Mary Griggs Burke Collection recently bequeathed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Philanthropy in America …
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Takashi Murakami : The 500 Arhats

I have to confess that the works of Takashi Murakami are not amongst my favourites, nor on my wish list. I have read with interest the artist’s theories of ‘superflat’ and have been positively challenged by the intriguing juxtaposition of …
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Tomokazu Matsuyama Acknowledged

In a further affirmation of the rising star of Brooklyn-based artist Tomokazu Matsuyama, the San Francisco Asian Art Museum has acquired the sculptural work ‘Bon Voyage’ (pictured below), a 2012 work of 22K genuine gold leaf, polyurethane auto paint on …
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