Anina Major Exhibition

Underneath Everything: Humility and Grandeur in Contemporary Ceramics

Underneath Everything: Humility and Grandeur in Contemporary Ceramics

Featuring work by

Rae Stern
Anina Major

During an artist lecture in December 2021, Theaster Gates evoked a fascinating paradox in contemporary ceramics practice. Clay is the humblest of materials, often overlooked and more readily associated with a morning cup of coffee than with the international art world. But it is underneath everything. There is an expansiveness to work made or based in this medium, as artists push the limitations of clay, attaching layers of conceptual meaning and playing with the boundaries between ceramics and other media including film, photography, painting, performance, and installation.

This exhibition features artworks that honor the humility of the medium while simultaneously evoking a sense of grandeur and possibility. Organized to coincide with the Art Center’s 75th anniversary, “Underneath Everything” will celebrate the robust ceramics tradition in Iowa, featuring work by artists with local connections alongside those working nationally and internationally.

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ANINA MAJOR in No Vacancy in Paradise, February, 2020

ANINA MAJOR in No Vacancy in Paradise, February, 2020

Anina Major: No Vacancy in Paradise

Fine Arts Work Center Fellow, Anina Major displays work at the Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA, February, 2020

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Learn more about the Fellowship, here.

Read more on the exhibition in The Provincetown Independent article, “Anina Major Finds ‘No vacancy in Paradise'”, by Susannah Elisabeth Fulcher


“The title of Major’s show at FAWC, which has an opening reception this Friday, is “No Vacancy in Paradise,” which is the title of a poem written by Bahamian cultural critic Patricia Glinton-Meicholas. Major reads the last paragraph of the poem aloud — words that strike a chord with her: ‘No, there’s no vacancy in paradise/ we are claiming all the rooms/ willing only to lend space/ to those who take with due respect/ the role of the gracious guest.'”

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Anina Major Finds ‘No Vacancy in Paradise’ - The Provincetown Independent
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