Megan Stroech, Fake Sentiment, Rug, paracord, faux cucumber, ceramic, acrylic paint, 38 x 26 inches, 2016
UNEARTHED – Group show
Tyler Beard | Marnie Bettridge | Sabine Bokelberg | Monika Grabuschnigg | Dan Halm | Anat Homm | Stephanie Imbeau | Florian Japp | Ben Peterson | Doug Reyes | Su-Ran Sichling | Madeline Stillwell | Megan Stroech | Katy Stubbs | Lucy Teasdale | Carolin Wachter | Undisclosed Artist
Co-curated by Geo Gonzalez and Dan Halm
Eröffnung: Donnerstag 24. März 2016, 19 – 22 Uhr
UNEARTHED runs parallel to our digital era. We are constantly reminded of our concerns about concealing our identities and our personal information from systematic surveillance.
UNEARTHED hacks into this system and leaves behind its traces in it. The viewer gets a glimpse of these traces through human effects on material. UNEARTHED is undoubtedly built from the human touch; its DNA is impossible to hide. UNEARTHED is present, visceral, and real.
UNEARTHED takes inspiration from past rebellious groups of artists who founded the outsider ceramics movement such as Kenneth Price, Jerry Rothman, and John Mason. In the 1950s, abstract expressionist clay sculptures merged the divide between craft and the fine arts movement, often coined as ‘total freedom.’ Howard Kottler also paved the way for controversial ceramic art in the 60’s and 70’s. He has been described as “setting the stage for the new genre of in-your-face clay.” UNEARTHED honours this history but also allows the viewer a rare chance to see the emergence of new names and works.
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25. 03. – 21. 05. 2016