In this edition of Spotted, we aggregate our favorite finds from the world of contemporary ceramic art and contemporary ceramics at Design Miami/ (December 5 – 9, 2018) and Art Miami (December 3 – 8, 2018).
Featured image: Booth view, Gallery VIVID, Rotterdam
As our seasoned Cfilers already know Design Miami/ is the global forum for design, but for our ceramic neophytes (you’ll catch up), the art fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world and has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design.
We Spotted Anne Marie Laureys’ amorphous, sandy sculptures and Katsuyo Aoki exquisitely painted porcelain works, among others, at Jason Jacques Gallery’s Women of Clay exhibit. Jason Jacques is the preeminent purveyor of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European ceramics and a primary driver in elevating modern and contemporary design. The company mounts exhibitions throughout the year at its Upper East Side gallery, and works sold by Jason Jacques Gallery are owned by major art museums throughout the country.
Anne Marie Laureys
We also Spotted Maren Kloppmann’s architectonic wall sculptures at Hostler Burrows‘ Design Miami/ booth. The New York–based gallery specializes in Nordic design and decorative arts. The gallery’s program integrates contemporary and twentieth-century work, with a primary focus on studio ceramics.
We Spotted Katie Sout’s funky Girl Lamp series at Design Miami/. Represented by R & Company, Stout’s “naïve pop,” works feature women stacked upon one another holding up a ceramic lamp shade in a “caricaturization of furniture as it is traditionally understood and of the motifs of suburban domestic life.”
Spotted at Art Miami, America’s modern and contemporary art fair market featuring the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries, Ahryun Lee at J. Lohmann Gallery’s booth. Breaking the Mold: Contemporary Korean Ceramics featured works by Korean artists who have studied and worked internationally, “continuously exploring the creative possibilities afforded by embracing a global perspective bridging East and West.”
Korean ceramics have typically been considered uniform in appearance and utilitarian in function, a misconception that these new voices aim to correct with their innovative approaches to contemporary ceramic design. Each designer’s inimitable ornamental language, use of experimental techniques, and unique interpretation of clay create a perfect symphony between craft, design, and art—which is anything but ordinary.