Jun Kaneko

Photo by Takashi Hatakeyama


Past Event

Location Info:

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ  85008
Sculptor Jun Kaneko makes large-scale, hand-built sculptures that include the dumpling-shaped dangos you might have seen at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport or ASU Art Museum’s Ceramics Research Center. But he also creates tall Tanuki sculptures, inspired by real animals that get shape-shifting abilities in Japanese folklore.

Kaneko uses his ceramic forms as canvases for creating colorful designs with repeated dots and lines. You can see nearly 20 of his glazed ceramic and bronze forms in a new solo exhibition at Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway, where they dot the landscape along winding garden pathways.

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