ABOUT FACE: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture

June 20 – August 30, 2020

TOURING DATES

  • Montgomery  Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
    February 2 – May 12, 2019
  • Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi, TX
    January 24 – April 29, 2020
  • Figge Art Museum in Davenport, IA
    June 20 – August 30, 2020

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

ABOUT FACE: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture explores the lineage and influence between the revolutionary first generation of artists working in the figural genre and contemporary artists. The exhibition, curated by Jennifer Jankauskus, will investigate how history and place inform the work of contemporary ceramists bringing approximately 44 objects by 30 emerging, mid-career, and master artists from around the nation who work within a narrative figurative clay tradition. Creating both sculptural and relief objects, from busts to full figures, the artists all highlight the human form as a way to explore issues relating to the body, to various cultural ties, and to ideas of the female/male gaze.

EXHIBITING INSTITUTIONS

  • Montgomery  Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
    February 2 – May 12, 2019

CATALOG

About Face is accompanied by a full-color catalogue with essays by exhibition curator, Jennifer Jankauskas, PhD, and Glenn Adamson, Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art and will be on view in the fourth-floor gallery through August 30, 2020.

MONTGOMERY MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

EXHIBITION INCLUDES WORK BY

Wesley Anderegg
Robert Arneson*
Chris Antemann*
Rudy Autio*
Russell Biles*
Cristina Córdova*
Jack Earl*
Edward Eberle*
Sean Erwin*
Viola Frey*
Alessandro Gallo*
David Gilhooly *
Gerit Grimm *
Sergei Isupov*
Doug Jeck*
Howard Kottler*
Michael Lucero *
Walter McConnell
Gerardo Monterrubio
Jim Neel
Virgil Ortiz
Andrew Raftery
Allan Rosenbaum
Akio Takimori *
Yoshio Taylor
Tip Toland
Jason Walker *
Kurt Weiser *
Beatrice Wood *
Sun Koo Yuh

*indicates artists with available works for sale through Ferrin Contemporary

ABOUT FACE ARTWORK

CURRENT EXHIBITING INSTITUTION

COMPANION PROGRAMS

Curator Talk: Dr. Jennifer Jankauskas
Thursday, July 16
6:30 p.m. Virtual

Curator of Art at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, and exhibition curator Dr. Jennifer Jankauskas, will discuss the artists and themes exhibited in About Face in a virtual presentation.

Artist Panel
Thursday, August 20
6:30 p.m. talk

Local ceramic artists will give insight into the imagery and techniques used in the works featured in About Face.

FIGGE ART MUSEUM

June 20, 2020- August 30, 2020

EXHIBITING INSTITUTIONS

  • Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi, TX
    January 24 – April 29, 2020

ART MUSEUM OF SOUTH TEXAS