American Masters Biennial
Opened June 5, 2010
American Masters Biennial, a landmark exhibition highlighting fifteen of the country's most established and talented studio potters, opens at MudFire Gallery on June 5, 2010. The show continues through July 24, 2010. American Masters features fine craft by American potters whose work has shaped the landscape of contemporary ceramics. The artists are known internationally and represent a diverse sample from the top of the field.
This exhibit offers our collectors the opportunity to view, handle, and purchase some of the best fine craft being made by contemporary American artists. American Masters Biennial features over 100 works by artists including: Linda Arbuckle, Cynthia Bringle, Doug Casebeer, Fong Choo, Linda Christianson, Sam Chung, David Crane, Malcolm Davis, Josh DeWeese, Julia Galloway, Mark Issenberg, Nick Joerling, Linda McFarling, Sequoia Miller, as well as Charlie and Linda Riggs.
Images of individual works for this past exhibit are available in the video below.
More About American Masters Biennial
Ceramic objects have been created by every civilization since the beginning of time. These items are not only essential to daily existence, they are also a culture's tribute to its own character and place in history; they embody the desire to remember, reflect, and connect-serving as bridges between individuals, community, and the environment.
The American Masters Biennial exhibition provides the opportunity to examine how compelling and thought-provoking clay objects produced in the present day-including a range of everyday objects of use and extraordinary objects of decoration-extend the historical traditions and cultural lineage. These innovative and vital objects also reveal how clay taps into, and shapes, wider cultural streams, flowing freely into the broader narrative of contemporary art.
Clay has played a significant role in the social, cultural, and artistic history of 20th-century America. These works resonate simultaneously on multiple levels: as utilitarian objects that demonstrate the marriage of functionality and creativity; as cultural identifiers; as objects of significant aesthetic importance; and as cultural expression.
This landmark survey features exemplary works that celebrate the aesthetic achievements in the field.