JEFF SHAPIRO: A CREATIVE JOURNEY

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Artist Talk Available on Website

April 4 – May 2, 2020

Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sculpture, Oribe Reborn, 2020

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12h x 16w x 4d in

Solo Show 2020

JES084

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sculpture, Oribe Reborn, 2020

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16h x 16w x 3.50d in

Solo Show 2020

JES090

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sculpture, Oribe Reborn, 2020

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17.50h x 18w x 3d in

Solo Show 2020

JES091

$2,300

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sculptural Vessel, Oribe Reborn, 2020

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21h x 12w x 7.50d in

Solo Show 2020

JES099

$2,000

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Jeff Shapiro

Vessel, Oribe Reborn, 2020

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9h x 7.50w x 6d in

Solo Show 2020

JES082

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Vessel, Oribe Reborn, 2020

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7.75h x 8w x 7.25d in

Solo Show 2020

JES083

$600

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Slice, Oribe Reborn, 2020

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10.50h x 21w x 4.50d in

Solo Show 2020

JES085

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Ice Bucket, Oribe Reborn, 2020

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12h x 12w x 11.50d in

Solo Show 2020

JES097

$1,800

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sculpture Side 1, Ice Flow Series with Stand, 2020

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18.50h x 16w x 7d in

Solo Show 2020

JES086

$2,200

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Jeff Shapiro

Sculpture View 2, Ice Flow Series, 2020

10h x 10.50w x 7d in

Solo Show 2020

JES088 (view 2)

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sculpture With Ash, 2020

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13h x 17w x 6.50d in

Solo Show 2020

JES094

$1,200

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sculpture With Ash, 2020

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13h x 17w x 6.50d in

April Show 2020

$1,200

JES094 (view 2)

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sculptural Platter, Woodfired, 2020

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29.50h x 31w x 5d in

Solo Show 2020

JES092

$4,185

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Ice Bucket, Black, 2020

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10.50h x 10.50w x 10d in

Solo Show 2020

JES098

$1,400

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Tall Sculpture, Shino, 2020

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22.50h x 8.50w x 5d in

April Show 2020

JES106

$2,000

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Tall Sculpture, Shino View 2, 2020

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22.50h x 8.50w x 5d in

April Show 2020

JES106 (view 2)

$2,000

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Tall Sculpture, Wood Fired, 2020

22.75h x 7w x 4d in

April Show 2020

JES107

$1800

 

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Tall Sculpture, Wood Fired View 2, 2020

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22.75h x 7w x 4d in

April Show 2020

JES107 (view 2)

$1800

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sculpture, 2020

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18h x 8w x 5.50d in

April Show 2020

JES089

$1,600

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sheild, Gold Shino, 2020

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15h x 9w x 7d in

April Show 2020

JES096

$950

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Tea Bowl View 1, Black with Feldspar, 2020

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3.50h x 5w x 5.50d in

April Show 2020

JES100

$1,200

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Tea Bowl View 2, Black with Feldspar, 2020

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3h x 5w x 5.50d in

April Show 2020

JES100 (View 2)

$1,200

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Tea Bowl View 1, White to Grey with Black Brush, 2020

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3.25h x 5w x 4.75d in

April Show 2020

JES102

$1,200

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Tea Bowl View 2, White to Grey with Black Brush, 2020

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3.25h x 5w x 4.75d in

April Show 2020

JES102 (view 2)

$1,200

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Tea Bowl View 1, White Over Amber with Imprinted Textural Lines, 2020

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3.25h x 5w x 4.75d in

April Show 2020

JES104

$1200

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Tea Bowl View 2, White Over Amber with Imprinted Textural Lines, 2020

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3.25h x 5w x 4.75d in

April Show 2020

JES104 (View 2)

$1,200

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Tea Bowl View 1, Black with Textural Lines, 2020

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3.25h x 5w x 5d in

April Show 2020

JES108

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Jeff Shapiro

Tea Bowl View 2, Black with Textural Lines, 2020

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3.25h x 5w x 5d in

April Show 2020

JES108 (View 2)

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Tea Bowl View 1, Pitted Shino with Finger Marks, 2020

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3.25h x 5w x 5.25d in

April Show 2020

JES118

$ 1,200.00

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Tea Bowl View 2, Pitted Shino with Finger Marks, 2020

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3h x 5w x 4.75d in

April Show 2020

JES118 (view 2)

$ 1,200.00

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Teabowl View 1, Bronze Shino with Brown Lines, 2020

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3h x 5.25w x 5d in

April Show 2020

JES116

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Teabowl View 2, Bronze Shino with Brown Lines, 2020

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3h x 5.25w x 5d in

April Show 2020

JES116 (view 2)

$ 1,200.00

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Tea Bowl View 1, Amber with Ivory, 2020

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3h x 5w x 4.50d in

JES131

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Tea Bowl View 2, Amber with Ivory, 2020

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3h x 5w x 4.50d in

April Show 2020

JES131(View 2)

$ 1,200.00

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Jeff Shapiro

Anagama Vessel with Drips, 2020

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12.75h x 8.50w x 8.50d in

April Show 2020

JES095

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Stone Formation, 2007

Stoneware, Wood-fired Oribe

15h x 18w x 4.50d in

April Show 2020

JES133

$ 2,800.00

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Vessel, 2018

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20.50h x 14w x 15.50d in

April Show 2020

JES093

$3,200

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sake Cup, Grey Green w Glass, 2020

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2h x 3.25w x 3d in

Solo Show 2020

JES125

$ 200.00

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sake Cup, Grey w Green, 2020

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1.50h x 3w x 2.25d in

Solo Show 2020

JES123

$ 200.00

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sake Cup, Grey w Crackle, 2020

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1.75h x 2.75w x 2.50d in

Solo Show 2020

JES124

$ 200.00

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sake Cup, White Crackle w Shino, 2020

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1.75h x 2.75w x 2.50d in

Solo Show 2020

JES126

$ 200.00

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sake Cup, Shino, 2020

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2h x 2.75w x 2.50d in

Solo Show 2020

JES137

$ 200.00

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sake Cup, Heavy Shino with Black Slip, 2020

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2.25h x 3.25w x 3d in

Solo Show 2020

JES134

$ 200.00

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sake Cup, Shino Crackle, 2020

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2h x 2.75w x 2.50d in

Solo Show 2020

JES136

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sake Cup, Shino with Ash, 2020

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2.25h x 3.25w x 3d in

Solo Show 2020

JES135

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sake Cup, Green Straight, 2020

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2h x 2.25w x 2.50d in

Solo Show 2020

JES127

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sake Cup, Dark Ash Brown, 2020

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1.75h x 2.75w x 2.25d in

Solo Show 2020

JES128

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Press Release

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Lacoste/Keane Gallery is very pleased to present JEFF SHAPIRO:  A CREATIVE JOURNEY APRIL 4 - 25, 2020, the fifth solo exhibition of this internationally recognized ceramic artist at Lacoste Keane Gallery.  This exhibition celebrates the artist’s long involvement with the Gallery including the curation of five major themed exhibitions, two of which were collaborations with the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Ceramic Department at Harvard University.

This is the first time that Shapiro will show works from two new series:  Oribe Reborn and Ice Flow.  Seemingly different in surface color and effect, the two series have much in common. Both are fired first in the anagama tunnel kiln and then subsequently fired at least once more in other kilns with thick applications of glaze; Oribe for the green colors and a semi-translucent white glaze for the Ice Flow.  Rich greens from the Oribe are difficult to obtain. Shapiro is looking for a spectrum of green from translucent mossy greens to turquoise blue which is the result of thick buildup of glaze. It is similar for the Ice Flow series as well that the glaze is pooled in the application, sometimes an inch or more in depth to create the feeling of ice flowing over stone formations.  There are also a number of recent works from the anagama wood firing with the effects of heavy ash and fire.

Jeff Shapiro’s creative journey began in 1971when he traveled extensively in the East and Mid-east.

From 1973 – 1981 he studied the ceramic arts in Japan under the auspices of a Japanese patron, building his first kiln and making lifelong friendships with ceramic artists who have become the major stars of today.  He was mentored by Isezaki Jun, now Living National Treasure of Bizen. Since returning to America, Shapiro continues to carve his own path following his inner direction apart from tradition.

Jeff Shapiro was born in the Bronx, NY in 1949. He presently works and lives in upstate New York with his wife Hinako.  His work has been exhibited internationally in Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, England, and Japan. His work can be found in numerous Museum collections including: The Carlo Zauli Museum, Faenza, Italy, The Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, The Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, The Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA and the Longhouse Foundation, East Hampton, New York.  

 
 
Artist Statement:

 

I ‘look’ with the intent of perceiving the artistic elements of what I am viewing rather than the intellectual dissection of information. To that end, I want to be moved and inspired, and respond to the experiences I encounter.

I approach the process of making as a creative process giving myself the freedom to improvise and discover. I challenge myself to keep the work alive and evolving.

I believe that if I do not approach the work in this way, then the work stagnates and will precipitate the beginning of the end which leads to a slow downhill slide. Though I am predominantly working in the wood fire genre at present, I choose to utilize whatever technique, tool or process necessary to best resolve the finished work.

I challenge myself to be in a place or mental state of ‘abandonment’, devoting more energy to understanding the harmony that should exist between the maker, the concept, material, tools, and processes, and then learning to ‘let go’ rather than try to force something to happen. My recent work is the manifestation of this perception whether it be in tea bowls and sake cups, or solid sculpture.

I respond to the beauty that exists in the imperfections of nature; A torn leaf… a crack in a cement wall… a twisted branch…a shaft of lightning cutting through the night sky, all have the potential to be dimensions of beauty that feed the artistic soul and creative process.

Artist Talk Series: Oribe & Ice Flow Series:

 

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