Jumping Dog, 2008, Melody Ellis, Earthenware, slips and glazes, steel, 7 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 8 inches, courtesy of the artist
Unspoken Series: Maybe, 2010, Peggy Fowler, Stained porcelain, stoneware, cone 6, 3 1/2 x 5 x 2 1/4 inches, Courtesy of the artist, photograph by Pamela Theis
LURE (albiflora), 2010, Leigh Taylor Mickelson, Porcelain, glaze, under glaze, steel, 69 x 15 x 15 inches, courtesy of the artistModern Morphism: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture
August 7, 2010 – October 3, 2010
Part of the Museum’s Outlooks Exhibition Series, the Delaware Art Museum presents Modern Morphism: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture. This exhibition encourages viewers to explore the interconnectedness of art and nature. Clay was sculpted into forms based in nature, and then further transformed by the artists’ imagination into something unreal. The works can be organized into the following groups: anthropomorphism (imbuing the form of an animal or inanimate object with human features or behaviors), biomorphism (having a nonrepresentational form or pattern that resembles a living organism), and rhizomorphism (comprising a root-like structure). This exhibition includes 18 works by 13 artists drawn primarily from the region. The guest curator is Jacqueline Jrolf.
Sponsors: This exhibition is made possible, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.This exhibition is supported, in part, by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
About the Outlooks Exhibition Series
Modern Morphism: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture is part of the Delaware Art Museum’s Outlooks Exhibition Series, which encourages community involvement in the creation of exhibitions that will be hosted by the Museum. The Delaware Art Museum accepts proposals for Outlooks exhibitions from organizations, community groups, and residents of our surrounding area, contributing to the Museum’s mission of providing an inclusive and essential community resource. All Outlooks exhibitions are displayed in the Ammon Galleries on the Museum’s second floor.
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