by Amy Atkins
A behind-the-scenes visit to BAM this morning showed museum staff uncrating one of Jun Kaneko's ceramic Dangos, large-scale ceramic pieces. The piece weighs 900 pounds and took no less than seven staff members to uncrate, lift and place itÃ¢â¬âwith specific instructions from Kaneko's studioÃ¢â¬âcurator Sandy Harthorn making sure it was perfectly situated on the metal plate on which it will rest.
Another work of note is the breathlessly blue Head, a 6-foot tall face in repose which is incredible in photos, but even more imposing in person.
Unbelievably, the huge piece will sit on a several-foot high table in the main entrance to the gallery. See it for yourself.
To read more about Kaneko, click here: Idaho Arts Quarterly.
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