JEFF SHAPIRO: A CREATIVE JOURNEY

Video Walkthrough Available on Website

Artist Talk Available on Website

April 4 – May 2, 2020

Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sculpture, Oribe Reborn, 2020

Stoneware

12h x 16w x 4d in

Solo Show 2020

JES084

SOLD

Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sculpture, Oribe Reborn, 2020

Stoneware

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

Stoneware

21h x 12w x 7.50d in

Solo Show 2020

JES099

$2,000

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Jeff Shapiro

Vessel, Oribe Reborn, 2020

Stoneware

9h x 7.50w x 6d in

Solo Show 2020

JES082

SOLD

Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Vessel, Oribe Reborn, 2020

Stoneware

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

Stoneware

10.50h x 21w x 4.50d in

Solo Show 2020

JES085

SOLD

 
Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Ice Bucket, Oribe Reborn, 2020

Stoneware

12h x 12w x 11.50d in

Solo Show 2020

JES097

$1,800

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Ice Bucket, Black, 2020

Stoneware

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

Stoneware

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

Stoneware

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

Stoneware

22.75h x 7w x 4d in

April Show 2020

JES107 (view 2)

$1800

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sculpture, 2020

Stoneware

18h x 8w x 5.50d in

April Show 2020

JES089

$1,600

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Jeff Shapiro

Anagama Vessel with Drips, 2020

Stoneware

12.75h x 8.50w x 8.50d in

April Show 2020

JES095

SOLD

Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Stone Formation, 2007

Stoneware, Wood-fired Oribe

15h x 18w x 4.50d in

April Show 2020

JES133

SOLD

Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Vessel, 2018

Stoneware

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

Stoneware

2h x 3.25w x 3d in

Solo Show 2020

JES125

SOLD

 

Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sake Cup, Grey w Green, 2020

Stoneware

1.50h x 3w x 2.25d in

Solo Show 2020

JES123

SOLD

Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sake Cup, Grey w Crackle, 2020

Stoneware

1.75h x 2.75w x 2.50d in

Solo Show 2020

JES124

SOLD

Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sake Cup, White Crackle w Shino, 2020

Stoneware

1.75h x 2.75w x 2.50d in

Solo Show 2020

JES126

SOLD

Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sake Cup, Shino, 2020

Stoneware, Wood-fired

2h x 2.75w x 2.50d in

Solo Show 2020

JES137

SOLD

 

Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sake Cup, Heavy Shino with Black Slip, 2020

Stoneware, Wood-fired

2.25h x 3.25w x 3d in

Solo Show 2020

JES134

SOLD

Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sake Cup, Shino Crackle, 2020

Stoneware, Wood-fired

2h x 2.75w x 2.50d in

Solo Show 2020

JES136

SOLD

Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sake Cup, Shino with Ash, 2020

Stoneware, Wood-fired

2.25h x 3.25w x 3d in

Solo Show 2020

JES135

$ 200.00

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Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sake Cup, Green Straight, 2020

Stoneware wood-fired

2h x 2.25w x 2.50d in

Solo Show 2020

JES127

SOLD

 

Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro

Sake Cup, Dark Ash Brown, 2020

Stoneware wood-fired

1.75h x 2.75w x 2.25d in

Solo Show 2020

JES128

SOLD

 

 

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:

 

Artist Talk Series: Artist History:

 

 

 

 

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