A ceramic champagne cave, porcelain anatomy and more––this is Spotted, your go-to round-up of our favorite finds from the world of contemporary ceramic art and contemporary ceramics for January 2020. Enjoy!
Andrea Mancuso for Perrier-Jouët
We spotted this immersive ceramic cave by Andrea Mancuso Perrier-Jouët Champagne house comprising 11,000 ceramics in four shades and 15 different hues at Design Miami 2019, Sanjuta Burman writes for Wallpaper.
Titled Metamorphosis, the installation at Design Miami is inspired by a painting of the champagne house’s Epernay vineyards during harvest. Mancuso composed 11,000 ceramic pieces to mimic the natural portrait – he tells me that each one is labelled and part of the scheme to achieve this intricate puzzle.
Kylie Lockwood’s Becoming a Sculpture was the artists first solo exhibition with Simone DeSousa Gallery (Detroit, Nov 9 – Dec 21, 2019). From Detroit Art Review:
In Becoming a Sculpture, Lockwood is engaged in a project to “reconcile the experience of living in a female body with the history of sculpture.” She subverts art history’s unhealthy preoccupation with the female form as an object of desire by re-performing, with her own imperfect body, idealized poses from Greek and Roman antiquity. She imitates and holds these poses while she casts portions of her anatomy–a leg, a hand, a torso–then re-assembles the bits and pieces of milky-white porcelain into a new kind of archetype: the female form as subject, not object.
Marsh’s ‘Crucibles’ were also spotted at Frieze New York earlier that year, where the Koenig & Clinton paired Anoka Faruqee & David Driscoll’s volumetric ‘Circle’ paintings with Marsh’s ‘Crucible’ ceramic series.
And Marsh’s pots were not spotted just by us, five, yes, five reviews including that New York Times singled out his work for special mention in a huge star studded fair. I do not know of any other ceramists who has achieved. This not just good news for Marsh but for the field in general, critics are becoming more literate about ceramics
His solo show comprises recent ceramic sculptures from the artist’s Crucibles, Cauldrons, and Moon Jars series, the installation introduces three bodies of work that Marsh has developed over the past decade, as the gallery explains.
Stay tuned as we continue to update our Spotted list throughout the month.