Spellerberg Projects

Raj Sukamoto, Only Smoky People

Exhibition • November 1, 2019–October 31, 2020

Spellerberg Projects, Masur Gallery
119 W San Antonio St, Lockhart TX
Curated by Hollie Brown

Open by appointment (Email)

“Please take the time to welcome the wonderful Raj Sukamoto (1969, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) for his first stay in Texas, organized by Texas native Travis Broussard (Co-founder and Co-director of the Ceci Foundation) who is also providing furniture to frame a completely new body of Sukamoto’s ceramic vases doubling as smoking pipes.

“Sukamoto scarcely shows, the last known exhibition being two years back at the now closed New Day Gallery in Berlin. He has since then taken up residency in Texas, creating new ceramics heavily inspired in what he calls “only smoky people”. Who the “only Smoky People” are we can only speculate about, but it is clear that the ceramics have taken on almost human forms. Possibly unaware of their relation to Brancusi and modernist sculpture they can also be said to have a resemblance to something humorously extra-terrestrial. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly Sukamoto will not attend his own opening preferring to stay out of his own way.”