The Figure in Clay January 29 - March 26, 2016
Gallery Opening Reception: Friday, January 29th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Clay will present an invitational exhibit featuring an extraordinary range of figurative sculpture made by clay artists and sculptors from the national field. We will be honoring some of the established masters in our field, and introducing younger emerging talent as well. Some works will be pedestal-sized for intimate viewing, others are life-sized!
Historically, ceramic pots have become a canvas for narrative storytelling. Included in this exhibit are pottery forms wrapped with imagery incorporating the human figure.
Kurt LaCross’ life-sized Ill-Equipped Astronaut is wall-mounted like a disturbing taxidermy trophy. Cynthia Consentino’s Girl With Squirrel has exquisitely detailed interchangeable heads. Jack Earl has created Bill is Ordinary, a realistically rendered narrative tableau of a scene on a small town street.
The exhibition will include work from: Claudia Alvarez, Adrian Arleo, Chuck Aydlett, Lesley Baker, Christina Bothwell, Frank Boyden, Robert Brady, William Brouillard, Jason Bige Burnett, Pattie Chalmers, Lisa Clague, Cynthia Consentino, Michael Corney, Maria Dondero, Jack Earl, Thaddeus Erdahl, Debra Fritts, Richard Garriott-Stejskal, Claudia Olds Goldie, Arthur Gonzalez, Jared Janovec, Margaret Keelan, Curt LaCross, Teresa Larrabee, Matthew Metz, Mike Moran, Vince Palacios, Seth Rainville, Ted Saupe, Esther Shimazu, Kevin Snipes, Shalene Valenzuela, Triesch Voelker, Janis Mars Wunderlich, Kensuke Yamada, SunKoo Yuh, Arnie Zimmerman