Here/Now: Contemporary Narrative and Form in the Yunomi Exhibition Catalog
“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.