Past Exhibitions

Koji Hatakeyama

The Radiant Void

14/09/2016 ~ 21/10/2016
Koji Hatakeyama, born 1956, hails from Takaoka city, present day Toyama prefecture, historically part of the Kaga feudal domain of the renowned Maeda daimyo. Significant patrons of the arts, the Maeda established Kaga as the centre of longstanding traditions in …
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Koji Hatakeyama

Shumei Kobayashi

Threads of Significance

03/08/2016 ~ 02/09/2016
“Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.” Richard Feynman 1918-1988 Theoretical Physicist That Nature should be the connecting thread between a practising …
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Shumei Kobayashi

Presence II

20/04/2016 ~ 24/06/2016
Presence II is a continuation of the exploration of the visceral energy of artworks, an energy that requires the viewer’s physical presence unfiltered by the ubiquitous smart phone: ‘a balance needs to be found between ‘the demands of (those) who …
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Presence II

Presence

Things that inspire wonder and awe

13/01/2016 ~ 19/03/2016
‘He who sits/stands in front of the fire sees more than the flames. He feels the heat! Too often from a distance others observe the flames only as a source of light.’ Lennox D. Lampkin  The title of this exhibition …
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Presence

The International Show

New York

23/10/2015 ~ 29/10/2015
Toriawase  (取合わせ) The Poetics of an Art Medley When you take an object and put it somewhere with another object, you are creating the poetics of an art medley. ‘Taking’ and ‘matching/arranging’, a literal translation of the Japanese term introduced …
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The International Show

Sydney Contemporary 2015

Outside Looking In | Inside Looking Out

10/09/2015 ~ 13/09/2015
At Sydney Contemporary, Lesley Kehoe Galleries’ ‘rabbit hole’ is imagined by a group of internationally renowned artists exhibiting astonishing works in widely different fields, yet unified by their unfettered creativity and sophisticated global perspectives. When Tomokazu Matsuyama left Japan for …
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Sydney Contemporary 2015

Story-telling : Chapter II

Toriawase : Artists and Artwork in Dialogue

07/05/2015 ~ 05/09/2015
‘It is the dialogue between objects and unexpected juxtapositions that create excitement…more and more contemporary art collectors (are) wanting to create a stimulating mix as opposed to living in a stereotype environment which is limited to one period. It is …
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Story-telling : Chapter II

Story-telling : Chapter I

Toriawase : Artists and Artworks in Dialogue

05/02/2015 ~ 28/03/2015
‘It is the dialogue between objects and unexpected juxtapositions that create excitement…more and more contemporary art collectors (are) wanting to create a stimulating mix as opposed to living in a stereotype environment which is limited to one period. It is …
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Story-telling : Chapter I

Miya Ando

Outside Looking In

06/11/2014 ~ 20/12/2014
Lesley Kehoe Galleries and Sundaram Tagore Gallery are proud to present the debut solo show of metalwork paintings by New York based contemporary artist Miya Ando. Miya Ando is a rarity in the art world. She creates paintings in metal: …
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Miya Ando

Tomokazu Matsuyama

Outside Looking In

25/09/2014 ~ 25/10/2014
www.matzu.net Described as a ‘hyperkinetic tableau with a dream-like mood’, Tomokazu Matsuyama’s work is accessible: An energetic, techno-coloured narrative, that while engagingly figurative, presents an ethereal manifestation of contemporary urbanized culture. Cultivating the creative freedom of the outsider in Japan …
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Tomokazu Matsuyama

Shinichi Maruyama

Outside Looking In

14/08/2014 ~ 13/09/2014
August 14 – September 13 Shinichi Maruyama is enamoured of technology, turning a highly successful career in commercial photography into that of a uniquely inspired contemporary artist. In a departure from accepted practice as radical as that of Jackson Pollock, …
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Shinichi Maruyama

In Ghostly Japan

Daniel Truscott

17/07/2014 ~ 09/08/2014
Daniel Truscott dances with destiny. It is a partner in his personal biography and a muse in his artistic output. Destiny, ‘the arbitrary intervention of a third party’ as Truscott expresses it, saw him plucked from a life making plastic …
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In Ghostly Japan

Eyes Half Closed

Shumei Kobayashi

01/05/2014 ~ 14/06/2014
Words by Shumei Kobayashi : Before the spread of concepts such as ‘religion’, ‘Shinto’, ‘Buddhism’, there were followers of a mountain-centred animism in Japan. In a world changing at a frighteningly fast pace, primitive religions such as these have all …
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Eyes Half Closed

The Transcendent Spirit

Asia Week New York 2014

15/3/2014 ~ 22/3/2014
Lesley Kehoe Galleries Exhibiting : Antiquorum Gallery Level 5, The Fuller Building 41 East 57th Street New York, NY March 15 – 22 Daily 11 AM – 5 PM The spiritual in art is something perhaps overlooked in the current …
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The Transcendent Spirit

Mastery In Clay

Satoru & Kayoko Hoshino

26/11/2013 ~ 19/12/2013
Mastery In Clay A chance encounter with an exhibition of the works of Sodeisha founder Yagi Kazuo (1918-1975) saw a young Satoru Hoshino adopt clay as his form of personal expression. As young graduates, he and Kayoko sought to enter …
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Mastery In Clay

Privileged Outsider

Tomokazu Matsuyama

4/11/2013 ~ 15/11/2013
Tomokazu Matsuyama b. 1976 智一松山 Described as a ‘hyperkinetic tableau with a dream-like mood, Tomokazu Matsuyama’s work is accessible: An energetic, techno-coloured narrative, that while engagingly figurative, presents an ethereal manifestation of contemporary urbanized culture. Cultivating the creative freedom of …
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Privileged Outsider

Accoutre : The Art of Attire

Nakano Kaoru

07/10/2013 ~ 1/11/2013
The sculptural jewellery of Nakano Kaoru Accoutre: to clothe or equip, typically in something noticeable or impressive. Nakano Kaoru believes that the body -eyes, nose, mouth, ear, hands and feet – are sculpture. Her jewellery was conceived from wondering about …
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Accoutre : The Art of Attire

Sydney Contemporary

International Art Fair

19/9/2013 ~ 22/9/2013
It is fitting that Lesley Kehoe Galleries’ internationally recognized artists showcase at Australia’s new international art fair Sydney Contemporary, September 19-22, at the distinctive Carriageworks in Eveleigh. The inaugural Sydney Contemporary sees the first solo show in Australia of revered …
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Sydney Contemporary

Toko Shinoda

A Lifetime of Accomplishment

25/7/2013 ~ 13/9/2013
Universally renowned abstract artist Toko Shinoda celebrated her 100th birthday in March 2013. As part of the international commemoration of Shinoda’s lifetime of accomplishment, Lesley Kehoe Galleries will present the first solo show of Shinoda’s works in Australia. In collaboration …
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Toko Shinoda

Rudi Mineur

Netsuke : The Art of Miniature Sculpture

12/06/2013 ~ 11/07/2013
In 1991, inspired by the authoritative originality of the netsuke of Rudi Mineur, I wrote ‘I believe that netsuke as an artform has only just been discovered and that in the work of the contemporary carvers, particularly the non-Japanese carvers…we …
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Rudi Mineur

Contemporary Netsuke

London International Netsuke Society Convention

10/05/2013 ~ 14/05/2013
More details to be added soon
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Contemporary Netsuke

Asia Week New York 2013

Deconstructing Tradition : Contemporary Japan

15/03/2013 ~ 25/03/2013
Deconstructing Tradition : Contemporary Japan Maio Motoko and Unryuan Kitamura Tatsuo Exhibiting: The Fuller Building, Level 5, 41 East 57th Street, New York, NY USA ‘ We must be careful not to fall into the trap of defining “contemporary” and “traditional” as …
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Asia Week New York 2013

Asaka Corr Douglas Loughlin

Concept Mastery Originality Technique

10/10/2012 ~ 15/11/2012
Concept, mastery, originality and technique are the characteristics of a truly great contemporary artist. Crystallized over 30 years of experience in the art world, Lesley Kehoe Galleries has identified these traits as essential to the art and artists we introduce …
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Asaka Corr Douglas Loughlin

Women in Art

Creating & Created

16/03/2012 ~ 11/05/2012
‘..we were told that using the word ‘women’ in the exhibition title was not appropriate so we could not use this word in the Japanese title…’ These words are from the curator of Soaring Voices, an exhibition of women ceramic …
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Women in Art

Maio Motoko

Fleeting Moments

17/11/2011 ~ 02/03/2012
“In Japan, the ideas of ‘hare’ and ‘ke’, the extraordinary and the mundane, were deeply embedded. Life was lived in a rhythm of separating the special and the ordinary. The folding screen, which is not ‘always’ there, is manifest in …
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Maio Motoko

Mitsuo Shoji

Coming Home

06/10/2011 ~ 11/11/2011
Mitsuo Shoji speaks of a child-like fascination with fire, and like many ceramic artists, is intrigued by the serendipitous action of the kiln, its alchemical transformative power. A childhood fascination with drawing suggested an artistic bent, but Mitsuo enrolled in …
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Mitsuo Shoji

Heavy Metal

Challenging Perceptions

29/7/2011 ~ 29/9/2011
In magical proportions Japanese metal artists mix gold and silver with copper to create uniquely coloured bronze alloys. This mastery of metal craft stems from a long tradition with both iron and copper as well as gold, silver and soft …
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Heavy Metal

Masters In the Making

Emerging Artists of the 21st Century

16/6/2011 ~ 22/7/2011
In the Meiji Restoration of the mid nineteenth century and its aftermath, Japanese culture confronted both its superiority and its shortcomings. In the ensuing interchange of cultural, artistic and technical knowledge, Japan adapted and adopted many things, some to its …
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Masters In the Making

Weaving the Future

Shumei Kobayashi

4/5/2011 ~ 10/6/2011
In a world created by art legend Soetsu Yanagi, and mentored by a number of Living National Treasures from a variety of practices, a young Kobayashi Shumei discovered a talent for traditional Japanese dyeing practices and a critical intellectual approach …
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Weaving the Future

The Starting Point

Historical Works of Art

18/3/2011 ~ 21/4/2011
so that which is called ‘art’… creating emotion in great and humble alike, may be the starting point of an increase in longevity and happiness… zeami 14th century Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? …
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The Starting Point

Japanese Cool

Zero 8

17/09/2008 ~ 27/09/2008
Japanese Cool is inspired by Japan’s reinvention through its urban culture.  As far as we are concerned here at Lesley Kehoe Galleries, Japanese design has always had an air of ‘cool’ about it – be it 17th century or 21st …
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Japanese Cool

Takahiro Kondo

Transformations

18/08/2008 ~ 30/08/2008
Lesley Kehoe Galleries presents the unique work of renowned Japanese ceramic artist Kondo Takahiro. Represented in major international museums and collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, this is Kondo’s first show in Australia.  In 25 years of …
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Takahiro Kondo