Welcome to Art for Thought, a Japanese art gallery located in the heart of Ginza, Tokyo. Our gallery showcases a diverse collection of contemporary artwork from both emerging and established artists around the world. We are proud to announce our latest exhibition featuring the talented American ceramic artist, Maggie Connolly. Connolly's solo exhibition, "Systems," explores the theme of continuity through seemingly opposing images, and we invite you to join us on this visual journey.
ARTIST'S INTRODUCTION / STATEMENT
Maggie Connolly's solo exhibition "Systems" opened on June 10th and will run until June 26th. Connolly is an American ceramic artist who is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in the Tokyo University of the Arts. In this exhibition, Connolly presents a unique world view that fuses opposing images, such as micro and macro, east and west, and growth and decay.
The exhibition features a range of Connolly's ceramic works, including vessels and vases, as well as a new series of flat works that she created by using her hands, palms, breath, lips, breasts, and blood. These works are reminiscent of mitosis and nebulae, creating a white purgatory that is free of scale and relational context. The ceramic vessels on display are part of Connolly's new series, inspired by the crystal structures of Jingdong Stone, one of the five major kilns of the Song Dynasty in Henan Province, China. The outer surfaces of these vessels are subdued, while their interiors reveal beautiful crystal structures.
Connolly's unique perspective on the world is shaped by her experiences living in Asia for eight years, first in China and now in Japan. Through her artwork, she creates connections that seemingly cannot exist, breaking down the barriers between seemingly opposing concepts. We invite you to come to Art for Thought and witness the world according to Maggie Connolly.
1985 Born in Doubyuke, Iowa, USA