ABOUT FACE: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture

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

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.

The exhibition also includes a presentation of Bouke de Vries’ “War and Pieces.”
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Members Preview and Artist Lecture–  January 31, 2019 6pm
To celebrate the opening of About Face and Bouke de Vries: War and Pieces, exhibition curator Dr. Jennifer Jankauskas will moderate a panel discussion with artists Bouke de Vries, Walter McConnell, Sergei Isupov, and Chris Antemann touching upon topics such as their processes and why they’ve chosen the figure to explore their ideas.
Exhibition Touring Dates:
Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi, TX
January 24th to April 29th, 2020
Figge Art Museum in Davenport, IA
June 20th to August 30th, 2020

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Purchase ABOUT FACE/ Contemporary Ceramics Sculpture Catalog HERE

Exhibition includes work by:

Wesley Anderegg
Chris Antemann*
Rudy Autio*
Russell Biles*
Cristina Córdova*
Bouke de Vries*
Jack Earl*
Sean Erwin*
Viola Frey*
Alessandro Gallo*
David Gilhooly*
Gerit Grimm
Sergei Isupov*
Doug Jeck*
Howard Kottler*
Michael Lucero *
Walter McConnell
Gerardo Monterrubio
Jim Neel
Virgial 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