The Body, The Object, The Other
On view through May 5, 2020
Craft Contemporary
Los Angeles, California

This group exhibition features twenty-one artists whose practices reflect the expanding notion of figuration within ceramics. 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 points out. “These artists are questioning how the self can be constructed and refiguring their own relationships to the body and to clay.”

Image credits: Roxanne Jackson, Metal Goddess, 2017. Ceramic, faux fur, glaze, lace, and shell, 12 x 6 x 8 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: JSP Photography.