Beyond the Body: Architectural Ceramics
Curated by Mark Shapiro
April 1 - April 27, 2002
"For some time, I have been aware of an emerging genre of clay objects that do not invoke the human body as metaphor, but rather are ispired by buildings and other containers of material life such as boxes, chests, huts, towers, granaries, shelters, and various dwellings. While many pots are anthropomorphic, and are talked about in terms of the body (we are all familiar with the 'foot', 'neck', 'belly', 'shoulder', and so on), the pots in this show tend to elude these terms of analysis. What we have here in these architectural pots is perhaps more about where we are than what we are.
--Mark Shapiro, Curator