"Contemporary Clay" Exhibition

RH Gallery

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In an adjacent exhibition room, RH Gallery presents Contemporary Clay, a group exhibition presenting a selection of recent sculpture by a diverse group of contemporary artists. Clay seems to inherently contain a certain presence that is both fragile and powerful. Within this tension, there lays a rich history spanning time and the world. Ceramic traditions lie at the core of multiple cultural histories. Clay’s malleability and sensitivity to touch further defines its identity yet each artist in this exhibition uses clay in a uniquely expressive way.

Arlene Shechet references the historical form of the Moon Jar, conceived during in Korea during the Chosun Dynasty. Park too has recreated this form but while her work is born of a very particular tradition and technique, Shechet has subverted the Moon Jar. Hers are not vessels; they are globes, heads, celestial abstractions and a pedestal upon which another sculpture perches. Kathy Butterly’s abstract sculptures cull sources from Asian, Victorian, modern and contemporary cultural relics. Nicole Cherubini’s boxes simultaneously reference Rauschenberg’s cardboard pieces and Gluts while also recalling Eva Hesse’s organic forms. Folktales and fairy tales enter into Klara Kristalova and Paul Swenbeck’s mythical creatures. Contemporary Clay is a world unto its own filled with rich histories, playful interludes and visceral forms.



from June 29, 2011 to August 20, 2011

Opening Reception on 2011-06-28 from 19:00 to 21:00

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