A Lunar Affair
glazed ceramic

Is this Yours
glazed ceramic

 

Patti Warashina
Patti Warashina was the subject of a visually stunning two-person exhibition at the Northern Clay Center & Minneapolis Institute of Arts from September 25-November 8, 2009.

This exhibition examined Patti Warashina's exploration of the human figure which has been an absorbing visual fascination in her work. The two works which will be presented at Artpalmbeach were included in the exhibition. Warashina has been using the figure in voyeuristic situations in which irony, humor, and absurdities portray human behavior as a relief from society’s pressure and frustrations on mankind.





The Lovers
glazed porcelain

Red Poeny Lovers
glazed porcelain

 

David Furman
Recent exhibition:
"David Furman: The Artist is in the Details" at the American Museum Of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA, from May 16 through July 25, 2009.

"David Furman: The Artist is in the Details" at AMOCA was a vibrant retrospective exhibition that included various bodies of work, starting with his early emphasis on miniature environments, through his trompe l’oeil stage to his current figurative work, called Body Language. David Furman has a unique place in contemporary ceramic history. His work represents a break with ceramic artists Wayne Higby, Don Reitz, Paul Soldner, Peter Voulkos and others of that period who used a potter’s wheel, adhered to the vessel format, and who linked their ceramic sculpture to the age of “abstract expressionism.” Studying under Howard Kottler at the University of Washington, Furman was greatly influenced by Kottler’s conceptual approach. Additionally, Furman admired Robert Arneson and has perhaps more in common with other Northern California’s “fool-the-eye” artists such as Richard Shaw and Marilyn Levine.





Blue Lotus Plate
glazed porcelain

Blue Lotus Vase
glazed porcelain

 

Zhu Legeng
Zhu Legeng, one of the most respected and well-known Chinese ceramists has been a major force in Chinese ceramics since his 1997 solo exhibition held at the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC). At a time when contemporary Chinese art ceramics were all but unknown on the international scene, Zhu determined that making an impact outside of China was an essential step toward reviving China’s status as a producer of fine and innovative ceramic art. As a result, he participated and curated several exhibitions abroad. Although many of his forms are recognizable, they are not simply representative or utilitarian. Zhu states that he tries to explore universal concepts through his ceramic pieces. Though they often appear to be born of fantasy, Zhu asserts that his intent is to explore human attributes such as spirituality and emotion, as well as our relationship to our environment and the universe in which we live. Zhu does not make his connections explicit; rather, he tries to create subtle sensations that lead viewers on their own journey. He does this partly by using his materials – clay, glaze, pigment, and the effect of the kiln’s heat – to create expressionistic forms that challenge the viewer to travel beyond the ordinary and straightforward.





 

Musical Stele
granite

 

Jesus Moroles
Spring and Summer 2009: Moroles was the subject of a solo exhibition at Grounds for Sculpture, New Jersey.

Jesus Moroles is an internationally known stone sculptor whose works have been placed in gardens, public plazas, memorials, and religious spaces. His sculptural pieces are reminders of life all around us and our responsibility to respect the past, to manage the present, and to build the future. Moroles established himself as one of the master sculptors of his generation with the completion in 1996 of "sculpture plaza" for the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum in Wichita, Kansas. In the tradition of his esthetic mentor, Isamu Noguchi, Moroles designed and sculpted from granite, a "Granite Landscape" comprised of terraced slabs forming a stone riverway, a 30 foot long "Fountain Wall" and a 30 foot long "Granite Weaving" wall. Together, these works create a single environment that serves as an entrance to the museum and an outdoor site to exhibit important sculpture. To date, Moroles' work has been included in over 130 one-person exhibitions and over 200 group exhibitions. He has lectured extensively about his work and the issue of public sculpture.

 


 

Dream of Africa Series
glazed ceramic

Fired Paintings
glazed ceramic

 

Shin Sang Ho
Shin Sang Ho “Dream” series were superbly featured in his 2007-2008 retrospective at the Clayarch Museum in Gimhae, South Korea. He was deeply impressed by the primitive energy of African art and embarked in the amazing variety of the 2005 “Dream of Africa” series and of the “Fired Painting” series which were highlighted in the retrospective. A unique combination of the artist’s creative passion and of technology made the “Fired Painting” series possible and has been characterized by the unique range of its vibrant colors. Beyond his 20 solo exhibitions and 80 group exhibitions, Shin Sang Ho has established himself as a major force for large scale commissioned projects, integrating the use of ceramic in architecture.





Au Bistro
oil on canvas

Boule et Papier Calque
oil on canvas

 

Georges Rohner
Throughout his long and productive career, Georges Rohner (1913-2000) presented his works across the world in hundreds of exhibitions organized by galleries, museums and exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art, Paris, Wildenstein & C ° Inc., London & New York, the Musee des Beaux-Arts d'Orleans, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Quimper, the Espace Cardin in Paris and the Musée du Louvre. His sophisticated figurative work was featured in two critically acclaimed recent major group exhibitions: The Musee de l'Orangerie, Paris 2007 "Peintre de la Realite" and the scholarly and impertinent "Ingres et les Modernes" which payed homage to the modernity of XIX century master Ingres, held at the Musee Ingres in Montauban, France from July 3-October 4, 2009.





Pyramid
ceramic

Plate
ceramic

 

Robert Sperry
Critical success of his current retrospective: "Robert Sperry: Bright Abyss" at the Bellevue Art Museum from October 10, 2009-January 31, 2010

This bold retrospective explores the life and artistic evolution of one of ceramics’ great innovators: Robert Sperry. Originally organized by the American Museum Of Ceramic Art, The local presentation of this exhibition has been expanded to include pieces from public and private collections in the Northwest, giving a comprehensive panoramic view of his legacy as a seminal contributor to American ceramics and contemporary art. It highlights over 70 works, including platters, wall plaques and sculptures, examining Sperry’s lifelong dedication to innovation in ceramic art.





22H06 GMT
oil on canvas

Protee, Paysage
avec Deux Personnages

tempera on paper

 

Assadour
Assadour proposes a journey to us that is beyond our geographical present, outside the space in which we live and beyond even the space in which we dream. Assadour is an artist who thinks his dream but who equally dreams his reflection. He attempts to pursue the dream, to seize it and sew it together again the better to reconstitute it in all its deceptions and its surprises. With all its intermediate range of pinks, blues and grays, the color creates new legendary and lyrical “traps”, here and there by virtue of its very fluidity.

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