2013 Temporary Exhibit: Boeing Galleries at Millennium Park [ Legends, Myths and Truths - by Jun Kaneko]

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 Legends, Myths and Truths – by Jun Kaneko

Temporary Exhibition: April 12 – November 3, 2013.

Location: North and South Boeing Galleries at Millennium Park, Chicago.

 

 

BOEING GALLERIES
Opened in 2005, Boeing Galleries are a pair of outdoor exhibition spaces in the Millennium Park. These galleries were  made possible by a generous donation of  $ 5 million  by the Boeing Co. to  fund the construction of the outdoor spaces, and for an endowment to “help fund visual arts exhibitions” in them. The galleries are paved with granite and are surrounded by sycamore trees.

The current exhibition is the fourth sculptural exhibition in the Boeing Galleries.

Others being..
- Sculptures by Mark di Suvero [2007-08] click here..
- A Conversation with Chicago: Contemporary Sculpture From China [2009-10] click here
- Interconnected – Sculptures of Yvonne Domenge [2011-12] click here..

[Before these there have been two photo exhibitions.. In 2005, there was Revealing Chicago: An Aerial Portrait by Terry Evans. And in 2006 there was In Search of Paradise: Great Gardens of the World.]

 

 

CURRENT EXHIBITION

Legends, Myths and Truths – by Jun Kaneko

Temporary Exhibition: April 12 – November 3, 2013.

NORTH BOEING GALLERY
has 17 figure sculptures called Tanukis. Tanuki is Japanese raccoon dog. Since ancient times these are part of Japanese folklore. Shigaraki town in Japan is famous for pottery making, including Tanuki statues.

When Lucas Cowan, the curator of the exhibition, contacted Jun Kaneko for the exhibition, he was in Shigaraki town in Japan, which is famous for Tanuki statues. So Jun decided to make Tanukis for the exhibition.

SOUTH BOEING GALLERY
has 13 monumental works by Jun Kaneko called Dangos. He created these at his Mission Clay: Pittsburg Project.

 

Jun Kaneko, Donna La Pietra and Lucas Lowan

Jun Kaneko, Donna La Pietra and Lucas Lowan

 

Above image at the Opening Reception of the exhibition:  Legends, Myths and Truths – by Jun Kaneko.
From left,  world renowned artist Jun Kaneko,  Donna La Pietra  [Co-Chairman of Millennium Park Inc.] and Lucas Cowan [Director of Public Art at Maryland State Arts Council, and senior curator  of exhibitions and special projects for Millennium Park]

 

VIDEO: Jun Kaneko at the Opening Ceremony

 


 

NORTH BOEING GALLERY: TANUKI figures

 


 

Tanuki- by Jun Kaneko

Tanuki- by Jun Kaneko

 

Tanuki - by Jun Kaneko

Tanuki – by Jun Kaneko

 

Tanuki- by Jun Kaneko

Tanuki- by Jun Kaneko

 

 


 

SOUTH BOEING GALLERY: Dangos

 


 

Dangos - by Jun Kaneko

Dangos – by Jun Kaneko

 

Dangos - by Jun Kaneko

Dangos – by Jun Kaneko

 

Dangos - by Jun Kaneko

Dangos – by Jun Kaneko

 


 

Dangos – by Jun Kaneko [South Boeing Gallery]


 


 

Dango Patterns


 


 

RELATED LINKS..

Opening Reception: Exhibition “Legends, Myths and Truths” – by Jun Kaneko click here

Exhibition “Legends, Myths and Truths” – by Jun Kaneko click here

Installation of Jun Kaneko’s ceramic sculptures click here

 


 

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