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About Face
Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture

February 02 through May 12, 2019

On view in the Atrium, Blackmon, Rushton Stakely, Richard, and Goldman Galleries


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 will investigate how history and place inform the work of contemporary ceramists bringing approximately 44 objects by 30 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.


Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.


Exhibition Preview


Sergei Isupov (Russian, born 1963; lives and works in Cunningham, MA), Exhale, 2016, paint on plywood, Lent by the artist and Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, Massachusetts


Featured image:

Chris Antemann (American, born 1970), Land of Milk and Honey, 2009, porcelain, decals, luster, Collection of Ted Rowland, Dallas, Texas