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Lacoste/Keane Gallery opens an exhibition of ceramics by Jeff Shapiro
Jeff Shapiro, Slice, Oribe Reborn. Stoneware, 10.5 x 21 x 4.55”.



CONCORD, MASS.- Lacoste/Keane Gallery announces Jeff Shapiro: A Creative Journey April 4 - 25, 2020, currently available online, the fifth solo exhibition of this internationally recognized ceramic artist at Lacoste Keane Gallery. In addition, a Video Walkthrough of the show will be available by April 4 on the gallery's website as well as the Artist Talk by April 5. The exhibition celebrates the artist’s long involvement with the Gallery including his curation of five major themed exhibitions, two of which were collaborations with the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Ceramic Department at Harvard University.

This is the first time for Shapiro to show works from two new series: Oribe Reborn and Ice Flow. Seemingly different in surface color and effect, the two series have much in common. Both are fired first in the anagama tunnel kiln and then subsequently fired at least once more in other kilns with thick applications of glaze; Oribe for the green colors and a semi-translucent white glaze for the Ice Flow. Rich greens from the Oribe are difficult to obtain. Shapiro is looking for a spectrum of green from translucent mossy greens to turquoise blue which is the result of thick buildup of glaze. It is similar for the Ice Flow series as well that the glaze is pooled in the application, sometimes an inch or more in depth to create the feeling of ice flowing over stone formations. There are also a number of recent works from the anagama wood firing with the effects of heavy ash and fire.

Jeff Shapiro’s creative journey began in 1971when he traveled extensively in the East and Mid-east. From 1973 – 1981 he studied the ceramic arts in Japan under the auspices of a Japanese patron, building his first kiln and making lifelong friendships with ceramic artists who have become the major stars of today. He was mentored by Isezaki Jun, now Living National Treasure of Bizen. Since returning to America, Shapiro continues to carve his own path following his inner direction apart from tradition.

Jeff Shapiro was born in the Bronx, NY in 1949. He presently works and lives in upstate New York with his wife Hinako. His work has been exhibited internationally in Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, England, and Japan. His work can be found in numerous Museum collections including: The Carlo Zauli Museum, Faenza, Italy, The Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, The Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, The Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA and the Longhouse Foundation, East Hampton, New York.

He currently leads annual trips to visit the artists and kilns of Japan and gives regular workshops and seminars in countries around the world including France and England and Italy where he has built two wood fire kilns.










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