KURT WEISER

 

PRINTS

“These prints are the beginning of an exploration into 30 years of private sketchbooks. Some books are 30 years old and others just weeks. The past stimulates the future and the present is a matter of interpretation. It’s the exploration into the familiar that is always a surprise.” — Kurt Weiser

Prints are in editions of 10 and measure 24 x 36 inches on a 30 x 44 inch paper They were printed from Somerset 250 gsm linoleum cuts at the Arizona State University’s Print Studio in Tempe, AZ, by Dan Mayer. Oleander and Flight Over Kansas are the first two of ten prints started in the summer of 2016.

CURRENT + RECENT EXHIBITIONS

REVIVE, REMIX, RESPOND

REVIVE, REMIX, RESPOND February 17–May 27, 2018The Frick Pittsburgh7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh, PA 412-371-0600 About the Exhibition In 2017, twenty...

Statement-

For years the work I did in ceramics was an effort to somehow express the beautiful nature of the material. Somewhere in the midst of this struggle I realized that the materials are there to allow you to say what you need to say, not to tell you what to say. So I gave up trying to control nature and decided to use what I had learned about the materials to express some ideas about nature itself and my place in it. — Kurt Weiser

Prints-

These prints are the beginning of an exploration into 30 years of private sketchbooks. Some books are 30 years old and others just weeks. The past stimulates the future and the present is a matter of interpretation. It’s the exploration into the familiar that is always a surprise.

Prints are in editions of 10, 24 x 36 inches on a 30 x 44 inch paper, printed from Somerset 250 gsm linoleum cuts and printed at the Arizona State University Print Studio in Tempe, AZ, by Dan Mayer. Oleander and Flight Over Kansas are the first two of ten prints started in the summer of 2016. — Kurt Weiser

KURT WEISER

Kurt Weiser (b. 1950, lives and works in Tempe, AZ) studied ceramics at the Kansas City Art Institute under Ken Ferguson and received his M.F.A. from the University of Michigan.

His early work was porcelain vessels finished in an abstract, nonrepresentational style, but in the 1990’s he began experimenting with china paints. Since then, his work has evolved from rich evocations of plant life to narratives which incorporate figures from myth and history into his tropical landscapes, meticulously painted onto porcelain teapots, globes and other vessels, and fired multiple times. The result: “the painting is the three dimensional reality”.

Weiser’s most recent body of work includes large-scale, linoleum-cut prints, inspired by decades of drawings from his sketchbooks. He has paired these prints with black and white vessels, relying on his graphic and fantastical style as the ground for relating his rich narratives.

Weiser has served as Director of the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, for over 10 years before joining the faculty at Arizona State University in 1988, as the Regents Professor of Art, the highest faculty honor at ASU. His work can be found in numerous public collections, including Smithsonian Institution, Alfred University School of Ceramics, and the Los Angeles Museum of Art among many others.

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NCECA PITTSBURGH

REVIVE, REMIX, RESPONDThe Frick Pittsburgh 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh Group show of contemporary artists who are breathing new life into the ceramic medium by reinvigorating age-old motifs, processes, and techniques....

Sabbath: The 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational

Sabbath: The 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational Nov 12, 2017—Feb 25, 2018 Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA Ferrin Contemporary artists Sergei Isupov, Jason Walker, Kurt Weiser, and Beth Lipman are among the...

Ferrin Contemporary’s 10 Best of 2013

[one_half content_align=”left”] New Blue and White Museum of Fine Arts, Boston important exhibition of contemporary cross-cultural interchange Robin Best Project Art visiting artist from Jingdezhen, China summer 2013 Animal Stories…

Kurt Weiser