Emogayu is a conceptual name, also an artist name dedicated to these works. The current series is Tension. Emogayu is a medium that surrounds people’s lives, and delivers forms inspired by a moment in the flow of nature. Emogayu has been exploring ceramics in Tokyo since 2004, and her studio is located in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York. Currently Emogayu’s studio is located in Red Hook, Brooklyn New York. With Ceramics as the medium, Emogayu’s current works are part of the on the “Tension” series that utilizes her own glaze from the ash of a local pizzeria in her neighborhood.
Emogayu collaborates with unconventional spaces for her annual installations. The purpose is to capture the essence of the space and to appreciate the object within the space. From that collaboration, a personal and sensual experience is provided. For that purpose, the space and season play a crucial part of the installation. The project moves very slowly.
Each Emogayu project can last for years. This is the second time that Emogayu has shifted focus to the project called “Tension”. With Tension, the idea is to expose human, social, and family connections that happen instantly and subconsciously; and to appreciate those moments.
Past shows through Cavin Morris:
SOFA NEW YORK 2012, New York
The San Francisco Art Fair 2012, San Francisco
The Metro Show 2012 March, New York New
York Arts of Pacific Asia Show 2011 March, New York
Contained Excitement @Cavin Morris Gallery 2011 Jan,
New York New York Arts of Pacific Asia Show 2010 March, New York
Tension 2011 @ Veronica People’s club, New York
Volcano 2009 @ Archip Theare Gallery, New York Volcano @ Mudpit gallery (Bushwick Open Studio), New York
Volcano 2008 @ Lift Gallery, Tokyo
Ceramics & poem 2007 @ Machiya Gallery, Tokyo Design Festa 2004 @ Bigsite, Tokyo
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locations: Merchant4 @ New York, NY (wmerchant4.com) Ochre @ New York, NY (www.ochre.net) Cavin-Morris Gallery Press Lucky Magazines Inspiration Board; Apr 2010 Issue Kanon; Mar2008 Issue