Jun Kaneko: Color and Line

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Jun Kaneko: Color and Line, Wall Slab, 2015 hand built & glazed ceramics, photo credit: Colin Conces

Known for his large-scale hand built clay sculptures that push the limits of ceramics, Jun Kaneko is an internationally renowned artist who is highly respected in both the contemporary art and ceramic fields. Born in Nagoya, Japan in 1942, Kaneko came to the United States in 1963 and became drawn to sculptural ceramics. He has lived and worked in Omaha, Nebraska since 1986.

The gallery space on Level 1 of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center will host the exhibition Jun Kaneko: Color and Line, March 21, 2018–September 21, 2018.

"Jun Kaneko covers the surface of his works with painterly lines and astonishing colors,” said Colleen Heavican, Healing Arts Curator at UNMC. “The playful patterns and colors brighten the heart, leaving an impression of unbounded optimism.”

The works in this exhibition focus on Kaneko’s use of line and color, and his unique visual language of stripes, dots, spirals and squares. Kaneko is also the artist of the SEARCH tower, located outside the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. Kaneko’s emphasis on color is exemplified in SEARCH, as its design incorporates pattern, light and color to bring positive energy, hope and inspiration to the patients, families and professionals at the cancer center.

For more information on Jun Kaneko, please visit www.junkaneko.com.