July 5, 2014 – September 13, 2014
AGB Touring Exhibition
Location: Woodstock Art Gallery
Curated by Jonathan Smith, Curator of the Collection, the exhibition features ceramic artists from Southern Ontario with pieces from the AGB Collection.
The contemporary ceramist is often faced with the dilemma of choosing between making a line of functional pieces, where the uniformity of the work is the hallmark of the artist, or branching off into one-of-a-kind sculptural work, where the modeling skills of the artist take precedence over production methods (the use of coils, slabs and wheel thrown forms) and the medium that are the trademark of the ceramist. The alternative option that more and more ceramists are turning to is the production of often, large scale pieces, that while they are based on classical vessel forms, can stand alone as sculptural expressions/objects of beauty, where the artist’s vision outweighs the practical everyday usefulness of the object. Each one of these artists lives locally in Southern Ontario, from Mississauga to London and is an important member of their arts community.
Image: Reid Flock, BASKING DENIM NOISE, 2014, 3.6 x 61.0 x 39.3 cm. Thrown and extruded paper clay, paint