A survey mapping the topography of the
human condition, the exhibition Figuration to Fragmentation: The Human Form in
Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture articulates a clear vision of the role of the
figure in contemporary ceramics. The exhibition opens September 11 and runs
through October 15. A collaboration between Transylvania’s Morlan Gallery and
the University of Kentucky’s
Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, the exhibit
includes a diverse selection of artists.
Sergei Isupov, and
Hunter Stamps will have work shown at Morlan, while
Anne Drew Potter,
Keith Wallace Smith, and
Liz Zacher will have work on display
at Tuska. The exhibit is free and open to the public at both locations and
opening receptions will be held Friday, September 18, from 5-8 p.m. at both
galleries to coincide with the Lexington Gallery Hop.
An online catalog will be produced (available for download or purchase from www.lulu.com), featuring an essay by noted ceramic critic, Adam Welch, on the use of the figure in contemporary ceramics. In addition to the exhibit, there will be a lecture series, held at both Transylvania and UK, on consecutive Thursday nights, and a mini-conference, The Role of the Figure in Contemporary Ceramics, at UK on October 1 and 2. Click here for a detailed event calendar.
Lexington Herald-Leader's review by Shannon Eblen.