Celebrating the use of clay in contemporary art, this exhibition will explore how clay, that most elemental and ancient of materials is increasingly shaping a new aesthetic.
The potters wheel plays a big part in the practice of many of the artists selected – including Thiébaut Chagué and Stuart Allen – as does performance, as seen with the work of Stephanie Buttle and Duncan Hooson. But it is the emphasis on experimentation and the possibilities of a raw material – used to create non-utilitarian, twisted, morphed and often torn vessels that brings this group of artists together.
Also on show will be over 180 new works by celebrated Japanese ceramists Makoto Kagoshima.
Exhibiting Artists: Makoto Kagoshima, Patricia Low, Erna Aaltonen, Stuart Allen, Stephanie Buttle, Thiébaut Chagué, Duncan Hooson, Taizo Kuroda, Amber Zuber.
More details: Material: Earth. Messum’s London. From 3rd April to 3rd of May 2019.
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