Emilie Halpern

Emilie Halpern

Emilie Halpern

The work of Emilie Halpern.

This exhibition was from 30 November – 21 December 2013 at Pepin Moore, Los Angeles.

Shōka is an exhibition in three parts, a concept derived in part from the shōka style of ikebana, the traditional Japanese art of floral composition. The shōka style, cultivated in the Ikenobō school in the 15th century, is a minimal description of the universe in three parts: the earth (地), the heavens (天), and humanity (人).

Part three of the exhibition is titled 人 (pronounced jin, meaning ‘human’). 人 presents a collection of Halpern’s new ceramics and pottery works. Over the last few years, Halpern has produced a number of ceramic works as a retreat from her normally concept-driven practice. These new works are representative of the human interaction and manipulation of the previous two elements of the exhibition. The ceramics are presented here as the culmination of the exhibition – the third element of the shōka triad. The exhibition design for 人 is done in collaboration with gallery artist Paul Stoelting. Shōka is an exhibition in three parts, a concept derived in part from the shōka style of ikebana, the traditional Japanese art of floral composition. The shōka style, cultivated in the Ikenobō school in the 15th century, is a minimal description of the universe in three parts: the earth (地), the heavens (天), and humanity (人).

Part three of the exhibition is titled 人 (pronounced jin, meaning ‘human’). 人 presents a collection of Halpern’s new ceramics and pottery works. Over the last few years, Halpern has produced a number of ceramic works as a retreat from her normally concept-driven practice. These new works are representative of the human interaction and manipulation of the previous two elements of the exhibition. The ceramics are presented here as the culmination of the exhibition – the third element of the shōka triad. The exhibition design for 人 is done in collaboration with gallery artist Paul Stoelting.

**All images and text are from www.emiliehalpern.com

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