February 18, 2017 – April 16, 2017
In Groundbreaking, come see historical tableware patterns that have been reimagined across large installations, vessels that have been deconstructed and pushed almost to the point of collapse, and figures that, while rooted in traditional forms, have become canvases for approaches that are psychological, conceptual and abstracted.
For thousands of years, clay has been dug from the ground and transformed into objects of functional, symbolic or decorative use. Groundbreaking presents compelling works by 12 artists turning longstanding traditions upside down. With work by Akio Takamori, Lauren Mabry, Christina West and more, the exhibition brings together nationally-recognized artists from across the country who are creating riveting new compositions and pushing the boundaries of clay.
Exhibiting Artist Workshops & Art Talks:
Two of the exhibiting artists, Giselle Hicks and Lauren Gallaspy, will each be teaching a workshop in our Kimball Clay Studio and are both featured in an upcoming Art Talk. Join us for these exclusive experiences to learn from world-class ceramicists.
These works are for sale. Please view the image gallery or visit us in the Main Gallery for more details.