Join Mariah Nielson and Glenn Adamson as they discuss the life and work of sculptor JB Blunk (1926–2002) in celebration of Kasmin's first exhibition of work by the artist, on view at 297 Tenth Avenue from October 8–November 7, 2020.
Mariah Nielson is the Director of the JB Blunk Estate and co-founder of Permanent Collection. Glenn Adamson is a curator, writer and historian based in Brooklyn, who works across the fields of design, craft and contemporary art.
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About JB Blunk
Working primarily in wood and ceramic, James Blain Blunk developed a distinct style that drew upon the Japanese principle of directness as well as an unfaltering reverence for the natural world, particularly his interest in ecology and primordial landscapes. Taking forms from antiquity and mysticism and translating them instinctively through raw, salvaged materials, Blunk produced a body of work that represents an innate expression of, and conversation with, nature.
JB Blunk’s work has been exhibited internationally in Japan and the UK. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at Blum & Poe in Tokyo in 2016 and Kate MacGarry, London, 2018. His work is included in the collections of the Oakland Museum of California, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, M+, Museum of Arts and Design, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and numerous private collections.