Edmund De Waal — Ten Thousand Things


Gargosian Gallery

456 North Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

De Waal draws inspiration from many sources, including the poetry of Paul Celan and the musical compositions of John Cage.  The exhibition title “Ten Thousand Things” derives from a longer phrase by cage about work, endless repetition, and unfolding, a citation inspired by the Taoist metaphor of indefinite multitude.  In De Waal’s work, this is borne out in sequences of thrown porcelain vessels glazed in shades of white, cream, celedon and a newly developed palette of textured, metallic black glazes contained by various framing devises in steel and aluminum.