September 8 - November 23, 2016
We are pleased to present a ceramic exhibition in two parts called EARTH SKIN.
Clay is a mediation between the artistic impulses of the maker and a sense of Place and inner and outer landscapes. Its tactility once fired satisfies human needs in much the same way a natural landscape vista immerses us not only in a recognition of our place in the universe but also the immediate place we dwell in. Clay as a translator between artist, audience, and spirit. Evocation becomes manifestation.
In the sculptural part of the exhibition is the work of Melanie Ferguson, Rafa Perez, Phyllis K. Sullivan, Tim Rowan, Mike Weber, Mitch Iburg, Youngbin Lim, Eddie Curtis, Margaret Curtis, Tadashi Ito, Simcha Even-Chen, Rebecca Buck, Sarah Purvey, Shozo Michikawa, and Jane Wheeler.
The second part of the exhibition will be in our presentation room and will feature 25 chawan (tea bowls) presented as sculpture. Artists represented will be: Peter Callas, Eddie Curtis, Margaret Curtis, Robert Fornell, Lisa Hammond, Shigemasa Higashida, Mitch Iburg, Osamu Inayoshi, Aki Katayama, Ryoji Koie, Touri Maruyama, Hideo Matsumoto, Shozo Michikawa, Richard Milgrim, Akihiro Nikaido, Toshio Ohi, Takao Okazaki, Akira Satake, Steve Sauer, Jeff Shapiro, Wasaburo Takahashi, Takashi Tanaka, Yoh Tanimoto, Kai Tsujimura, Shiro Tsujimura, and Mike Weber.
The ceramists in this two-part exhibition are poets in their medium. They act as translators in the spaces they conjure and occupy with a sensual grace. Skin responds to the hand. It is that intimate. This work is part of that response.