About Face: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture explores the lineage and influence between the revolutionary first generation of artists working in the figural genre and contemporary artists. The exhibition investigates how history and place inform the work of contemporary ceramists bringing 91 objects by more than 40 emerging, mid-career, and master artists from around the nation who work within a narrative figurative clay tradition. Creating both sculptural and relief objects, from busts to full figures, the artists all highlight the human form as a way to explore issues relating to the body, to various cultural ties, and to ideas of the female/male gaze.
About Face: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture will travel to 2 venues in 2020 after its tenure at the MMFA: The Art Museum of South Texas and the Figge Art Museum. It is accompanied by a full-color catalogue with essays by Glenn Adamson and MMFA Curator of Contemporary Art, Jennifer Jankauskas.
Photography of the 2019 installation of the exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
These artists all highlight the human form as a way to explore issues relating to the body, to various cultural ties, and to ideas of the female/male gaze.
Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.
Support for this exhibition was provided by lead sponsor Ted Rowland with additional support provided by Peggy and Maurice Mussafer.