January 22‚Äď26, 2014
Bohemian National Hall, NYC, NY
321 East 73rd Street (Between 1st & 2nd Avenues)

The Bacchanalistas:  Passions + Pleasure

This entertaining on site exhibition curated by Leslie Ferrin spotlights the seductive side of historic and modern ceramics and glass objects curated from selected objects from contemporary and antique dealers participating at the fair.

On Saturday, January 25 at 4pm, Leslie Ferrin will present an overview of The Bacchanalistas: Passions + Pleasure. Her lecture will explore contemporary ceramics by living artists whose art practice draws inspiration from ceramic history.  Themes of passion, eroticism, sexuality, abundance and excess of food and wine will be shown through figural sculpture, animated painted vessels and still life. Earlier, at 2pm, Robert Hunter, editor or Ceramics in America, will present Angels and Demons: The Pleasures of Pottery and Porcelain. Click here for full lecture schedule.

Paul Scott: New American Scenery
During his recent residencies, lecture tour, and travels in the US, Scott gathered and created a new series, American Scenery, inspired by his travels, observation, and research into American landscape painting, prints, and the subsequent use of those images on ceramic transfer ware. Knowledge drawn from behind-the-scenes tours at museums and collections throughout the North East influences this new work where Scott has applied prints he produced in the USA onto rescued, cast off ceramic plates from the 19th and early 20th centuries. His work tells stories that explore the unexpected movement of images through materials, media, cultures, politics, histories, and geographies,  inviting us to see a whole group of objects in a new way.

Contemporary Ceramics
On exhibit will be new work by contemporary ceramic artists Robin Best, Guy Michael Davis, Leopold Foulem, Giselle Hicks, Sergei Isupov, Katie Parker, Mara Superior, and Kurt Weiser.

From utilitarian to conceptual, selected teapots by contemporary artists from studios and private collections, circa 1900 to the present.

New York Ceramics Fair | 2014 LECTURE SERIES
The lecture program, free with show admission, is sponsored by the Chipstone Foundation. Click here for full lecture schedule.

Click here to download and print your free admission ticket to New York Ceramics Fair | 2014.