The project will be a series of six shadow boxes hung horizontally along the wall, framing ceramic compositions that play with the idea of the table setting. This installation takes a cue from tableware, harnessing a little wonder and delight through absurdity, with ceramic objects that intimate use. Embracing the understated, the subtle and the nuanced, the plan is to use a monochromatic palette, most likely a white on white composition.
Chiho Tokita's ceramic works are abstracted interpretations of functional objects, exploring their sculptural possibilities through form and material. As objects unmoored from function, her work reconsiders the notion of function, paying homage to the usefulness of the useless.
Recipient of Craft Ontario's 35th Anniversary Award and Ontario Arts Council grants, she was recently in Denmark as an artist in residence at Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Centre.