The medium of ceramics is governed by a set of rules. The material itself has defined them over the millennia that clay has been used to make everything from bowls and Buddhas to pillows (in Ming Dynasty China) and pots. Ceramic sculptor Annabeth Rosen has dedicated herself to undermining those rules: doing things that result in profound innovation or complete disaster.
artist Meschac Gaba’s sculptures that take the form of braided hairdos. And some pieces in the show recall beehives — not the square boxes used by modern beekeepers — but the traditional conical shape. Like a hive, Remnant sports holes in the frosting-like layer of creamy, cracking slip through which glossy green glaze gleams mysteriously.
Karl F. Zender says
Love Annabeth, a kind and generous colleague here at UC Davis. Love the help this review gives in appreciating her art.
Mary Hull Webster says
Very fine review of very fine work….thank you both.