Here/Now: Contemporary Narrative and Form in the Yunomi
Upon the centennial of the founding of Leach Pottery, the Craft in America Center is pleased to present two exhibitions celebrating the cup as object and the impact of Bernard Leach on studio ceramics. The other exhibition, A Humble Legacy, will be on view through September 19 as well.
During the closure of the Craft in America Center, we invite you to explore our virtual exhibition, browse the digital catalog, and look through the image gallery below.
Here/Now: Contemporary Narrative and Form in the Yunomi is a ceramic cup invitational, which consists of a small group of ceramic artists asked to construct a series of yunomi, utilitarian cups. The cylinder, being the root structure of most ceramic objects, leads to the yunomi, which can be playful and quickly made. The yunomi is a foundational form for most makers-inviting many options, directions, and intent. These are a range of contemporary vessel makers who are dedicated to rethinking traditional ideas. Using the cup as a launching point, this exhibition explores the historical ideal of the humble, anonymous Japanese potter juxtaposed with the American idealism of self-experience. Here/Now is guest-curated by Nikki Lewis and Katie Queen.
Participating artists: Ashley Bevington, Lesley McInally, Candice Methe, Jeff Oestreich, Liz Pechacek, Amy Smith, Kevin Snipes, and Shoko Teruyama.
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This exhibition is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
This exhibition is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov