“Phantasm” at LaiSun Keane gallery in Boston from Jan. 6 to Feb. 26, 2023, features Japanese artists Rena Kudoh, Taeko Maezawa, Risa Takahashi and Aico Tsumori.

The cute brut paintings and ceramics by the four women are inspired by “childhood memories, Japanese fairytales, and even their childrens’ drawings,” according to the gallery. “These works are made by two different generations, with one painter and one ceramic artist each born in the 1970s and the others in the 1990s. Despite the gap in age, these artists share a commonality in the fantastical and fantasy aspects of their work, creating pieces that merge the two worlds together in unique and captivating ways.”

This is the first United States exhibitions for Kudoh, Takahashi and Tsumori, according to the gallery.


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Aico Tsumori ceramics (foreground) and Taeko Maezawa paintings at LaiSun Keane gallery, Boston, January 2023. (© Greg Cook photo)
Aico Tsumori ceramics (foreground) and Taeko Maezawa paintings at LaiSun Keane gallery, Boston, January 2023. (© Greg Cook photo)
Taeko Maezawa, "Rain of Tales - Green Wings," 2022, panel, gesso, colored pencils, pastels, resin, acrylic resin, Indian ink, kimono, at LaiSun Keane gallery, Boston, January 2023. (© Greg Cook photo)
Taeko Maezawa, “Rain of Tales – Green Wings,” 2022, panel, gesso, colored pencils, pastels, resin, acrylic resin, Indian ink, kimono, at LaiSun Keane gallery, Boston, January 2023. (© Greg Cook photo)
Risa Takahashi acrylic paintings at LaiSun Keane gallery, Boston, January 2023. (© Greg Cook photo)
Risa Takahashi acrylic paintings at LaiSun Keane gallery, Boston, January 2023. (© Greg Cook photo)
Rena Kudoh "When The Time Comes, I'll Think Of Something," 2022, ceramic, glaze, engobe, at LaiSun Keane gallery, Boston, January 2023. (© Greg Cook photo)
Rena Kudoh “When The Time Comes, I’ll Think Of Something,” 2022, ceramic, glaze, engobe, at LaiSun Keane gallery, Boston, January 2023. (© Greg Cook photo)
Rena Kudoh ceramics (foreground) and Taeko Maezawa paintings at LaiSun Keane gallery, Boston, January 2023. (© Greg Cook photo)
Rena Kudoh ceramics (foreground) and Taeko Maezawa paintings at LaiSun Keane gallery, Boston, January 2023. (© Greg Cook photo)
Aico Tsumori, "Girl-Blue Dress," 2022, ceramic, glaze, pigment, gold, at LaiSun Keane gallery, Boston, January 2023. (© Greg Cook photo)
Aico Tsumori, “Girl-Blue Dress,” 2022, ceramic, glaze, pigment, gold, at LaiSun Keane gallery, Boston, January 2023. (© Greg Cook photo)
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