The Interpreted Figure October
17 - December 7, 2007
Museum Reception: Thursday, November 1, 2007 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
(following Perkins Lecture)
Figure is on display through December 7, 2007 with ceramic pieces
and one glass object all relating to the human body. Included among
the works are a larger than life-sized figure, a fragmented life-size
torso, smaller than life-sized nude figures, a torso of a comic
book character, baby-dolls, inscribed drawings, sprig molded figures
on the sides of vessels, various heads, Pre-Columbian pottery and
modeled figures, a Chinese tile with relief figures, head teapots,
candlestick figurines, and a dinnerware set with a silk screened
self-portrait of the artist.
Artists include William Ellisworth Artis,
Mark Burns, Frederick Carder, Michele Oka Doner, Jack Earl, Tony
Hepburn, Doug Jeck, Hongwei Li, Kirk Mangus, Colleen Carey McCall,
Pat Parker for Glidden Pottery, Daniel Rhodes, Cindy Sherman, Peter
Slusarski, Akio Takamori, Vladimir Tsivin, Hirotsune Tashima, Michaelene
Walsh, Christina West, Julie York, and Luo Xiaoping.
This exhibition was curated by Susan
Kowalczyk from the Museum’s permanent collection.
Display, 2000 (detail), h: 48: diam: 30”, ceramic, glass,
acrylic, metal, Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic
for Glidden Pottery, figurine candlesticks, 1941, h: 11”
w: 2-1/2” d: 3-3/4”, stoneware, glazed, Schein-Joseph
International Museum of Ceramic Art, 1993.65-66
West, the boys, 2006, (detail), h: 33” w: 26”
d: 59”, earthenware, paint, Schein-Joseph International
Museum of Ceramic Art, 2006.20