A Small Garden Hideaway
Yoko Ozawa is a Japan-born, Melbourne-based artist. Working primarily with ceramics, she is interested in how vessels might be experienced beyond their tableware functionality – as objects occupying a space, engaging with light, shadow, and the atmosphere of a room or building. Working with subtle tones and geometric, simplistic forms, spatial surroundings are emphasised. This is embodied by the Japanese notion of Yohaku (blank space) and informs the installation in the gallery, in which a suite of new ceramic forms interacting with the unique architecture, light and surrounding gardens of the front gallery space are displayed.
All images courtesy Vivian Cooper Smith.