Brush of Autumn Exhibition
MID AUTUMN CELEBRATION WITH EAGLE'S EYE ART GALLERY
16 September - 27 September 2015
Join Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery for a cultural celebration:
1) Traditional Tea Ceremony and Tea Party with Japanese Ceramist
2)“Brush of Autumn” Art Exhibition featuring masterpieces by 3 Elite Painters - Fan Shao Hua, Ching Kek How and Christine Mak.
Admission to both events is free and open to the public.
Traditional Tea Ceremony Performance Timings:
18 September (Fri)- 4.30pm- 5.30pm
19 September (Sat)-1.00pm-2.00pm
20 September (Sun)-2.30-3.30pm
25 September (Fri) -5pm-6pm
26 September (Sat) -1.00pm-2.00pm
27 September (Sun) - 2.30pm-3.30pm and 4.30pm-5.30pm
Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery is pleased to welcome art lovers to join an exclusive matcha tea party with Japanese ceramist, Saya Yamaguchi, at Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery. The tea culture artist will perform the art of traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Visitors will also be introduced to her exquisite creations of ceramic tea cups and matcha bowls.
The event will showcase more than 50 pottery works by Saya Yamaguchi.
The artist will prepare tea personally for guests by using her purely hand-made tea cups. Guests may also enjoy mooncakes and snacks straight from her handmade bowls too.
The Art of Saya Yamaguchi’s Potteries
Saya Yamaguchi created potteries, which are pure and simple in form. A close inspection at her pottery will undisclose her intention to liberate the idea of beauty and aesthetics in pottery making. By not strictly adhering to the conventional methods and patterns of making Japanese art, the potter allows her instincts and spontaneity to shape the art pieces.
Saya approaches pottery and ceramic through a non-conformist way. These artistic creations suggest the artist’s great independence in thoughts and actions.
Saya revolutionises pottery and explores ideas in her works through the abstract expressionism movement. At the first instance when one sees the pottery, they appear to eschew the formalities of traditional
Japanese pottery. She does in fact have a keen understanding of the doctrine of utilitarian concept, except that she tweaks it to reveal the unique character of each piece of ceramic.
Her form of expression in pottery inter-twines the traditional philosophy of pottery and naturalism which results in a balance between having a pre-conceived notion of aesthetics and a true sense of self-artistry.
All her pottery works mimic the natural way of making simple functional forms with clay with minimal use of the potter’s wheel. It is called the Pinch Pot method. The Pinch Pot method prevailed during the pre-historic period in ancient civilisations, even amongst hunters and gatherers. It was the predominant way of cultivating pottery then.
The artist’s pottery retains full functionality while being reformed into sculptural and asymmetrical objects of art. These factors make Saya’s potteries “one-off” pieces. In other words, they are one-of-a-kind.