Shoji Satake, VACI Lecture Series

Friday, July 07, 2017

Location Hultquist Center

Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

Shoji Satake, Head of Ceramics, West Virginia University    

“Shoji Satake, Japanese-born and Alaskan-raised, creates visual metaphors that integrate crafted, Japanesque emblems of idealized nature with rough-hewn references to the beauty of America’s raw frontier landscapes. In a show where the immigrant’s story of location and relocation is central, Satake’s dualistic sculptural work is summarily symbolic… Satake’s life story, even more than his work, quickly becomes a measure of the cultural interchanges, complex hybridizations, and tenacious interdependences…” Ceramics Monthly