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REVIEWS

NEW YORK 

Vilcek Foundation

Ryo Toyonaga

Mephistophelean

RYO TOYONAGA, Untitled, 1995, clay, 14 x 19 x 13 in.

Ryo Toyonaga’s ceramic sculptures give solid form to the swirling depths of the unconscious. After leaving Japan in the late 1980s, Toyonaga settled in New York where he has exhibited over the past two decades. In his recent exhibition, “Mephistophelean,” curated by art historian Midori Yamamura at the Vilcek Foundation, Toyonaga presented 18 untitled ceramic sculptures from a series of 300 that the artist made between 1995 and 2003 while ensconced in his studio

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