Berry-Hill Galleries Celebrates Asian Art
It's International Asia Week in New York City from March 12 to March 18 and Berry-Hill Galleries is holding an exhibition of Traditional and Modern Masters. The exhibit spans the Heian to the Meiji Periods (12th to early 20th centuries), showcasing Buddhist sculptures, ceramics, lacquer objects, folding screens, and hanging scrolls by leading masters.
A presentation of works by modern lacquer artist Shigenobu Mochizuki also accompanies the exhibition. He creates hollow-dry lacquer objects (urushi) through a painstaking process that involves building up layers of lacquer over a plaster mold and then removing this core, and treating the surface with vermillion and black lacquer. This process can take up to 6 months to complete for a single work.
Shown above is on the left is a seated figure of Buddhist divinity, Dainichi Nyorai, executed in wood with polychrome pigments and dating to the 14th century. On the right is a standing Amida Nyorai from the late Heian period dated to the 12th century. The exhibition will be open Thursday, March 12 –Wednesday, March 18, 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Saturday, 12 noon-8 pm, Sunday, 12 noon-6:00 pm. Inaugural Open House, March 14th, 12 noon –8:00 pm. Berry-Hill Galleries are located at 11 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021.