PORTLAND––He’s Back! Join us for A Necessary Irritant, a roller coaster ride through the Post-WW2 Ceramic Revolution with Garth Clark at Portland Art Museum on Tuesday January 28, from 6.30-8.30 pm in the Whitsell Auditorium.
This distinguished scholar, critic, and provocateur is a dynamic speaker who is still the field’s most controversial voice having written and contributed to over 80 books, 500 monographs, essays, and reviews over the past five decades.
Early purchasing of seats is suggested (there is no charge for museum members) as a capacity crowd is expected, by clicking here. If you has access issues please email your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 503-226-2811.
Clark’s lively presentation weaves together his on-the-ground journey filled with seminal moments in 20th and 21st century contemporary ceramic art. You will meet George Ohr, and artists Clark worked with: Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Peter Voulkos, Betty Woodman, Ron Nagle, Sterling Ruby and Ai Weiwei––plus some you may not expect: Andy Warhol, Frank Gehry, Isamu Noguchi and believe it or not, Orson Welles. This is the first West Coast stop on an international tour which has taken Clark through the UK, Australia, US, and Canada. Clark’s last talk in Portland, on October 15, 2008, the provocative How Envy Killed the Crafts, went viral globally and was translated into more than 12 languages, produced a book, and was included in numerous anthologies.
This event is organized in collaboration with the Northwest Art Council, Eutectic Gallery and the University of Oregon’s Center for Art Research (CFAR), and hosted by the Northwest Art Council and supported by the University of Oregon’s Robert James Ceramics Foundation.