Artist Jun Kaneko honored in Omaha exhibition

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – An exhibition at KANEKO celebrates their founder, Jun Kaneko, who recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center.

The exhibition, titled FORM, features part of the 79-year-old artist’s permanent collection, which ranges from sculptures to paintings.

Jun Kaneko is known for his massive works of art and is the world’s greatest ceramic artist.

This exhibition is the first time that some of his older pieces have been on display in decades.

“These six ceramic pieces, plus bronze, paint, drawings and a steel and ceramic piece he made have not been exhibited since 1974, when he completed his graduate studies. And so these are six truly amazing examples and some of the greatest examples of his artwork that you can even see, and they are all put together in one space, ”said Stephan Grot, Executive Director of KANEKO.

The gallery plans to launch a fundraising campaign early next year to build a building that would house hundreds of Jun Kaneko’s pieces.

They hope to innovate on this project by summer 2022.

Visit the KANEKO website for more information.

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