The Newcomb Art Museum will be closed from December 24 to January 17 as we install our upcoming exhibitions Clay in Transit and Clay in Place, with opening receptions on January 18 at 7:30 pm.
About Clay in Transit:
In an era accustomed to the transient, where ephemerality and immediacy have become commonplace, seven artists from Mexico choose to make clay-based works as a way of intersecting past and present. Their chosen material, the ancient medium of clay, requires patience, precision, and intimacy to be given shape, and it is through this process that the artists poetically materialize their intention of suspending and stopping time. They also build upon the collective histories of their chosen medium – clay as nature, clay as origin, clay as shelter, clay as dam, clay as vessel, clay as terra firma – and choose to play with those histories in their attempts to give the viewer pause while, simultaneously, addressing twenty-first-century aesthetics and concerns.
About Clay in Place:
Concurrent to Clay In Transit, Newcomb Art Museum will also host the exhibition Clay In Place highlighting ceramics from the Museum’s permanent collection. Featured objects include Newcomb Pottery, Newcomb Guild, recent acquisitions and significant collection items never-before-exhibited.