Craft Contemporary presents its second clay biennial, “The Body, The Object, The Other,” from Jan. 25 through May 10. This group exhibition features 21 artists whose practices reflect the expanding notion of figuration within ceramics.
“Clay is a distinctly malleable material and thus a medium particularly suited to broaden ideas of representation, whether physical, psychological or political,” co-curator Holly Jerger said.
All of the artists use the human body as their starting point to challenge traditional notions of representation, often going beyond the bounds of a recognizable figure.
“The figure has always been present in ceramics,” co-curator Andres Payan Estrada said. “These artists are questioning how the self can be constructed and refiguring their own relationships to the body and to clay.”
“The Body, The Object, The Other” will be installed throughout the entire museum, and brings together a selection of works created over the past decade with new works specifically produced for the occasion. In addition to sculptural objects, the exhibition also presents several site-specific installations and performative works.
Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for students, teachers and seniors, and free for Craft Contemporary members. On Sundays, admission is free. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Participating artists are: Alex Anderson, Jenny Hata Blumenfield, Jason Briggs, Cassils, Sharif Farrag, Nicki Green, Phyllis Green, Raven Halfmoon, Roxanne Jackson, Anabel Juarez, Cynthia Lahti, Galia Linn, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Gerardo Monterrubio, Brie Ruais, Anders Herwald Ruhwald, Nicole Seisler, Meghan Smythe, Cammie Staros, Wanxin Zhang and Bari Ziperstein.
The Craft Contemporary is located at 5814 Wilshire Blvd. For information, call (323)937-4230, or visit cafam.org.
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