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Upcoming Exhibitions

Shuki: Contemporary Sake Vessels
April 25 - May 23, 2015

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The concept of sake cup and bottle is very simple, yet the variety in this exhibition is vast. The premise is that guinomi are sake drinking cups that are not production ware but rather made individually. Each piece has character and stands apart from any other guinomi. As with tea bowls, guinomi are imbued with character in the specific way that the maker chooses. Shuki will showcase a number of Japanese artists, established and aspiring, as well as selected American artists who have embraced an aesthetic that crosses over from tea culture to sake culture.

Basic Black
May 16 - June 6, 2015

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Josephine Burr, Anne Currier, Sara Flynn, Ronnie Gould, Steven Heinemann, Jan McKeachie Johnston, Ani Kasten, Elizabeth Kendall, Bodil Manz, Warren Mather, Colby Parsons, Mark Pharis, Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye, Hans Vangso.

Opening Reception
Saturday May 16
3 - 5pm

Basic Black features an international roster of renowned ceramic artists, whose selected work for this show holds a common thread of black.

Josephine Burr & Nathan Prouty
Next Generation Ceramics

June 13 - July 4, 2015

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Two emerging sculptors expand the definition of what clay can mean. Josephine Burr combines a clean, modern style with the touch of the hand—the foregrounding of material and process—that has long been the hallmark of clay. Her pieces - looped, clustered, connected and shifting - explore the fluidity of lines, rendered in a shifting spectrum of form, surface, color, and light. Burr is one of a new generation of artists taking the classical medium of ceramics and updating it to a modern sensibility. Her contemporary Nathan Prouty reworks the knick-knack and souvenir, tokens of the incessant stimulation of the modern world, into clay works of art encased in plastic domes, much like snow globes in souvenir shops. He creates vast installations of these small works, dredging up anxieties and associations of overstimulation. This two-person exhibition is devoted to the exploration of pure sculpture and ideas over form and process.

Warren MacKenzie
Still Kicking

July 18 - August 8, 2015

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Warren MacKenzie is, at 91, the foremost American potter making functional pottery his art form.

Mark Pharis Solo
September 12 - October 10, 2015

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Mark Pharis is a maker with a brilliant mind who takes forms apart with a CAD program and puts them back together, abstracting to the point of sculpture. His show will focus on geometry and painting with glaze.

SunKoo Yuh: Korean Ceramic Invitational
Curated by SunKoo Yuh

October 17 - November 7, 2015

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Internationally renowned Korean sculptor invites five of his contemporaries to submit work for the show he is curating at Lacoste Gallery. SunKoo Yuh will be bringing new tile work that he has been developing in Korea and China, as well as sculptural pieces concerning relationships. The invited artists are SooJong Ree, JungDo Lee, Injin Lee, KangHyo Lee, and SungJae Choi.

Claude Champy/Jeff Shapiro
November 14 - December 5, 2015

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This exhibition features the work of two renowned international ceramic artists Claude Champy of France and Jeff Shapiro of the USA.