VIGOROUS FORM

16TH - 24TH NOVEMBER, 2017

Private view: Thursday 16th november 2017, 6 - 9pm

Exhibition: Friday 17th november - friday 24th November 2017

Tessa Eastman, Cloud Landscape Turquoise Amber, 2017

Tessa Eastman, Cloud Landscape Turquoise Amber, 2017

Vigorous Form, opens in London next month, showcasing works by European and American artists Andrew Casto, Tessa Eastman, Shannon Goff, David Hicks, Linda Lopez and Alex Simpson. 

The exhibition, reflected in the title – refers to Rose Slivka’s 1961 poignant essay, ‘The New Ceramic Presence’. Writing about the ceramic boom in the US at the time, Slivka highlights the emerging dominance of the machine and our newly found desire for the real and the handmade. As Slivka states, “we are accustomed to our functional problems being solved efficiently and economically by mechanical means, yet we are acutely aware of our particular need for the handcrafts today to satisfy aesthetic and psychological urgencies”. 

In today’s technological obsessed society, this is more prevalent now than ever, and the show explores the complex sources of modern ceramics, its widespread reintegration into the wider context of contemporary art and the genesis of vigorous new forms. 

Taking place at The Gallery, Unit 9, Huntingdon Estate from 16-24 November. The gallery is open from 11am-7pm daily and admission is free. For media enquiries or to RSVP for the opening reception on Thursday, 16 November, please contact Courtenay Moon by email at cm@courtenaymoon.com or by telephone at +44 7793 211728.

 
ANDREW CAsto, assemblage 133, 2017

ANDREW CAsto, assemblage 133, 2017

Linda lopez, untitled (Gold Bush 4), 2016

Linda lopez, untitled (Gold Bush 4), 2016

david hicks, char trimmings, 2017

david hicks, char trimmings, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gallery, Unit 9,

Ebor St / Bethnal Green Rd

London E1 6JU