KH Gallery Ashiya Special Exhibition Dishes by Hiroko Koshino


KH Gallery Ashiya will hold the exhibition entitled “Dishes by Hiroko Koshino” to present dishes Koshino created during various encounters. Koshino met with her long-time artist friends in traditional pottery production areas and displayed her unique sense of forms and colors and painting methods. Under the eleventh Ohi Chozaemon, the Ohi pottery maker in Kanazawa, Koshino created a series of dishes cut out and formed from flat clay as if she was making clothes. She also collaborated with Susumu Notomi, the Hagi pottery maker, by drawing colorful line art on his blue dishes called “Aohagi”.
Moreover, Koshino developed her own products, designing the ink painting-based “Sumi-no-Toki” series in collaboration with the ceramic ware manufacturer Nikko Company in 2017. In summer 2018, she decorated the Echizen lacquerware, the traditional industry in Sabae, with gold and silver paints. Through these works, Koshino aims to incorporate art in everyday lives.
This exhibition will feature various dishes along with paintings to showcase Koshino’s free, unconventional spirit. Please enjoy the encounter between Japan’s traditional culture and senses of modernity.
The eleventh Ohi Chozaemon (Toshio Ohi) / Ohi pottery
Susumu Notomi / Hagi pottery
Echizen Lacquerware Cooperative / Echizen lacquerware
Nikko Company / Western-style dish “Sumi-no-Toki” series

Sunday, November 11, 2018 – Sunday, February 10, 2019 11:00 am. – 4:00 pm.
Closed: Wednesdays / Tuesday, December 25 – Saturday, January 12 / during other events
Open upon reservation: Please fill the Reservation Form on the “ASHIYA GALLERY” page on this website and make a reservation.
Reservation is not required on Sundays.

Debut in NY’s art world


Besides being a fashion designer for over 60 years, Hiroko Koshino has been active as an artist in recent years. She will hold her first personal exhibition in New York, at the WhiteBox art space. Please come visit if you are in New York.
Exhibition “Hiroko Koshino: A Touch of Bauhaus” CURATED BY KYOKO SATO
Period: Thursday, November 1 – Saturday, December 1, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, November 1  6 pm – 8 pm
Venue: WhiteBox Gallery
       329 Broome Street
       (Between Bowery and Chrystie)
       New York, NY 10002
       Tel: 212-714-2347
*Hiroko Koshino will give a lecture at Feldman C501, Fashion Institute of Technology, from 11 am to noon on Thursday, November 1. If you wish to attend, please contact kyunghee_pyun@fitnyc.edu for reservation.

Special thanks to The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Nao Takekoshi.

Appearance on “Jinsei ga Kawaru Ippunkan no Fukaii Hanashi”


Hiroko Koshino will appear on the TV program “Jinsei ga Kawaru Ippunkan no Fukaii Hanashi” which documents the life of celebrities and presents a meaning story of their life in a 1-minute video.
Like a documentary, the program will show another side of the fashion designer Hiroko Koshino in depth as she participates in Danjiri Festival, takes lessons, and gathers with her two sisters. How does she manage her super busy schedule at the age of 81? Please watch the program.
Program: Shabekuri 007 x Jinsei ga Kawaru Ippunkan no Fukaii Hanashi Special
Date: Monday, October 15, 2018  9:00 pm – 10:54 pm
TV Station: Nippon TV

KH Gallery Ginza Special Exhibition Hiroko Koshino—Homage to Junichi Nakahara


KH Gallery Ginza will hold an exhibition entitled “Special Exhibition: Hiroko Koshino—Homage to Junichi Nakahara”.
Junichi Nakahara worked on magazine covers and illustrations since 1930s and was known for his drawings of women with big eyes and sophisticated fashion. In the changing post-war times, he published magazines and style books and attracted the attention of many women with his diverse talents in illustrations, editing and design. Hiroko Koshino was also inspired greatly by his works in her impressionable years.
This exhibition will feature five precious paintings of Nakahara such as the cover of the magazine “Soleil” and originals of his style books. As homage to Nakahara, Koshino will draw various portraits of women with individuality on Washi papers using smudge, blurs and gradation of Sumi ink. The profile she draws with her signature is the symbol of strong women who cherish themselves.
Junichi Nakahara drew the beauty of elegant women from the pre-war to post-war eras, and Hiroko Koshino pays homage to this pioneer who pursued women’s rich lifestyle. Please enjoy the look of women who looked ahead of their time.
*Exhibited works will be partially changed during the exhibition period.

Tuesday, October 9 – Sunday, November 4, 2018
10:30 am – 19:00 pm *Until 18:00 pm on Thursday, October 18
Closed: Sunday, October 21 and Sunday, October 28

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