The following description was submitted by the event organizer.
Portland Japanese Garden is delighted to welcome internationally acclaimed artist Jun Kaneko (b. 1942-). Kaneko, recently honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center, has made major contributions to the field of sculptural art on a global scale, exploring the relationships between art, nature, and people with the boldness and placement of his works.
Kaneko’s famously large and evocative outdoor ceramic statues will be installed across our spectacular garden spaces, creating a stunning juxtaposition with the fiery reds and oranges of our maples in fall. This will be in addition to more intimate pieces from the nearly 60 years of Kaneko’s marvelous career, including paintings and works on paper.
Garden of Resonance will showcase works spanning this celebrated artist’s career ranging from large, outdoor installations to his earlier paintings and other works on paper. Juxtaposed alongside the stunning foliage of the Pacific Northwest, creating a backdrop of constantly changing color and texture, this exhibition will offer a transformative experience to visitors of all types while bringing out the best of what makes this Japanese garden truly special.