Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Yoshiaki Yuki,"The Rising Sun" , 72 x 48 in.
Sumi, pigment and Japanese plaster on paper

 gallery gen cordially invites you to our last New York exhibition from Friday, June 22 to 24th. The show will feature Yoshiaki Yuki's and Jun-ichi Arai's new works.

The gallery will be showcasing Yoshiaki Yuki's newest paintings series and ceramic works including silver glazed large hibachi and dish ware, as well as Jun-ichi Arai's new and vintage textile works, featuring velvet shibori piece woven with nylon velvet and pure silver fibers.

The opening night reception will run from 6pm to 8pm, Friday, June 22nd. There will be a Japanese tea demonstration with tea and sweets being served during the reception.

Yoshiaki Yuki, The Welkin 72 x 48 in.
Sumi, pigment and Japanese plaster on paper
Yoshiaki Yuki, "Hibachi"
Dia: 12 in/ H: 16 in, Ceramics

Jun-ichi Arai,"Velvet Shibori - Itajime"
 Nylon Velvet and pure silver with silver color coating
Jun-ichi Arai & Yoshiaki Yuki
Polyester - crush-press and heat-transfer
Warren MacKenzie
18 inch platter, Ceramics
Bokuma, "Dai-nichi Nyorai", 29x25 in
Gold, silver and indigo pigments on paper

- Opening Night Reception-
Friday, June 22    6:00pm - 8:00pm

- General Exhibition Hours -
Saturday, 23    11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, 24     11:00am - 6:00pm

- Location - 
201 Mulberry Street, New York
(Bet. Spring St. & Kenmare St.)

The exhibition will be continued at the gallery in Long Island City from June 26th until July 7th.

This will be our last exhibition before the gallery relocates to Manhattan where we plan to launch a new business style focusing  on internet presentations and sales. Unlike our space on Franklin Street or our place in LIC, we will not have a gallery space or a showroom or a where  we can host spacial exhibitions or display artworks on a daily-basis.

gallery gen's entire collection of artworks, which is  currently stored in Long Island City,  will be returned to Japan. With this last exhibition, all of these items will be presented along with new works by Yuki and Arai. We hope you will take advantage of this final opportunity as those items will be discounted up-to 30% off.
Please do not miss the last chance to see and obtain exceptional works.

For further information, please contact gallery gen via email:

SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 22-24 @ 201 Mulberry St.

Yoshiaki Yuki, The Sunlight, 2012
gallery gen is pleased to present the latest works by the gallery's two main artists from Japan, Yoshiaki Yuki and Jun-ichi Arai.

Yuki's work includes fourteen new paintings of calligraphic pictographs. Using his established method, he transforms the familiar Japanese characters into their  ancient, original shapes which were really pictorial references to nature or figures. In addition, he has added a new element of exploration through the use of brighter color pigments which are then applied to those motifs.

The second focus of this exhibition is Jun-ichi Arai's new textile works which were done in collaboration with Yoshiaki Yuki. By applying his well-known crush-press and heat-transfer techniques, Arai has imprinted Yuki's designs on to the surface of this new textile collection.

The exhibition will take place at 201 Mulberry Street, New York from Friday, June 22 to 24th. The opening Night Preview will start at 6 pm until 8pm.

Exhibition Location - from June 22nd to 24th

 The exhibition will be continued at the gallery in Long Island City from June 26th until July 7th.

For further information, please contact gallery gen via email:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

SOFA NEW YORK 2012: The 15th International Exposition of Sculpture Ojcetct & Functional Art

General Admission Hours
Friday, April 20  11am - 7pm
Saturday, April 21  11am - 7pm
Sunday, April 22  11am - 6pm
Monday, April 23  Noon – 5pm

 Opening April 20 and running through 23rd, gallery gen at this year’s SOFA New York introduces Yoshiaki Yuki’s new series of screens and numerous ceramic sculptures with pure-silver glaze and black lacquer. We also offers our finest collection of artworks by Jun-ich Arai, Warren Mackenzie and Bokuma. We extends much thanks for participants last two days. If you are in the NY city during this weekend, do not miss this rare opportunity seeing dazzling masterworks from all over the world.

The Video Preview of SOFA New York 2012

Yoshiaki Yuki

Opening Night Preview Gala on Apr. 19th 

- Fair Venue -
Park Avenue at 67th Street
New York, NY 10021

We look forward to seeing you at booth #

For further information, please contact gallery gen via email:

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The 15th International Exposition of Sculpture Object & Functional Art

S O F A   N E W   Y O R K   2 0 1 2

APRIL 20th through 23rd 


gallery gen will celebrate this special occasion by previewing Yoshiaki Yuki’s new works of ceramics, screens and textiles.

Fair Hours
Friday, April 20  11am - 7pm
Saturday, April 21  11am - 7pm
Sunday, April 22  11am - 6pm
Monday, April 23  Noon – 5pm
Opening Night Preview on Thursday, April 19

Park Avenue at 67th St.
New York, NY 10021

For Information on admission tickets, please contact gallery gen:


Thursday, March 1, 2012

JUN-ICHI ARAI, Awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Royal College of Art, London

gallery gen is pleased to announce that textile designer Jun-Ichi Arai was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Royal College of Art in London, U.K. 

The ceremony was held in the Royal Albert Hall in July 1st, 2011. The honorary doctorate by the Royal College of Art is conferred upon very few individuals achieved the rarest of feats in fields of arts and design. Arai became one of the fifth of Japanese who the award was given.

Professor Jeremy Myerson, the director of Helen Hamlyn Center who was the orator of the ceremony described Arai as “a futurist of fabric” and “the dream weaver.” Jack Lenor Larsen, who is also the RCA Hon Doc, called “rare bird – a post-industrial craftsman.”

For more than fifty years, Arai has devoted his life to introducing technologic innovations to the textile making. He was the first attempted embracing computer technology integrated into traditional jacquard looming. As he called himself a textile engineer, he kept opening numerous new possibilities for the future of the textile industry.

By his mastery of slit yarn, any irrelevant materials to traditional textile design, such as plastic, metal, aluminum and even stainless steel, were transformed into masterpieces of art. A reflective non-flammable fabric woven with polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) is just one of his substantial achievements. His unparalleled inventions of fabrics were inspiring the fashion of Issey Miyake and Comme des Garcons by Rei Kawakubo. Not only technological development, but he also contributed to refine the art of textile.
Beyond the normative role of textile designer, his limitless creativity has deeply influenced fashion, interior design and architecture throughout the late 20th century.

For any inquiry on the gallery's collection of works by Jun-ichi Arai, please contact us at 718-392-7717 or

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Yoshiaki Yuki Solo Exhibition at Keyes Art Projects

Yoshiaki Yuki Solo Exhibition at Keyes Art Projects 
Exhibition on view through February 28th 

Keyes Art Projects
551 West 21st St.  Studio 410 A, New York, NY 10011 
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gallery gen would like to introduce you to this amazing artist, Yoshiaki Yuki whose works must be a great resource for your design. Yoshiaki Yuki’s canvas is known to have no bounds and his artwork ranges anything from functional ceramics and textiles to more massive works such as screens and paintings on acrylic sheets.

His most characteristic style, called “Jisho-Jiga” (Word as Form - Word as Image), is distinguished by his reconstruction of the Japanese language's first calligraphic pictographs, originally derived from the Oracle Bone Scripts of ancient China. His pictographs are expressed either figuratively through the use of bold monochromatic brush strokes or abstractly through the use of a variety of traditional Japanese painting mediums. Now showing his paintings and screens at keyes art projects. Yuki also has completed numerous commissioned works in wide range of fields.



This show will open until end of this month Feb.28th, please let us know if you would like to come by.
we are more than happy to meet you at the gallery on any day for a tour of the show.  

If you would like to see more pictures from the opening reception, 
please visit:
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 718-392-7717 or

Warmest regards,

gallery gen

Yoshiaki Yuki Solo Exhibition at Keyes Art Projects 
Exhibition on view through February 28th 

Keyes Art Projects
551 West 21st St.  Studio 410 A, New York, NY 10011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Toshiko Takaezu from Private Collections:  The Memorial Exhibition 
gallery gen was invited to join the opening of this wonderful ceramic exhibition at Longhouse Reserve last weekend.  We hope you'll make a date in your calendar this Spring to visit Longhouse and pay respects to Toshiko Takaezu a truly remarkable artist and an inspiration to us all. (ends Saturday July 9th)

Takaezu's signature Cobalt-Blue Glaze (Grotta Collection)

Takaezu pot with a rugged texture. A very rare piece - Jack Larsen's Collection

Main exhibition hall.  Takaezu's monumental pieces are also found in the Gardens of Longhouse...

There will no doubt be many museum shows for Toshiko Takaezu to come,  but none will show her works in these magic settings.   It is like finding beautiful shells while strolling down the beach one fine afternoon. The installation was designed by Jack Larsen himself, using his collection of textiles as partitions and backdrops, and staged with antique Japanese straw-mats from Noriko Miyamoto Antiques.  The sense of the "ocean" working so harmoniously with Takaezu's work.
These piece in all glazes and sizes are the culmination of nine private collections including the Grotta collection.

Jack Larsen has marked and placed stones around each exhibit to honor the contributors.

Amazing Indigo fabric from Jack Larsen's collection

These Takaezu pieces are too good to be wasted in a white walled exhibit...

The opening reception also marked the Season Opening at Longhouse, with some 300 guests, including collectors, artists, designers and architects including David Ling and Richard Meier.  The resident gardener says there are close to a million Daffodils, and if you get a chance to go this weekend,  you will see the Korean Cherry Blossoms in its peak  (Wed & Sat 2-5pm).

The lotus lake 
The first few of the Korean Cherries coming out...

The Korean Cherries along side the Lotus Lake..

Longhouse is also looking for generous supporters to restore the monumental Fly’s Eye Dome by Buckminster Fuller (below) which they hope will stay as a permanent exhibit.  If you’re interested, gallery gen will be more than happy to connect you to the right person. 

Photo courtesy of LHR website.
Longhouse's iconic Elefandret by Miguel Barcelo...


Grotta's and David Ling by a new sculpture installation..
The last Hana-mi under the weeping Cherry Tree..

This new book SPLENDID SETTINGS "The Art + Craft of Entertaining" by collector Jane Korman is a great read, available on   She has also featured Yoshiaki Yuki's silver ceramic tableware also ~

Toshiko Takaezu (1922 - 2011)
Rest in Peace.