Concepts in Clay: Artists of Color
Online Virtual Exhibit
October 26 – December 31, 2020
Concepts in Clay features the work of eight Black Artists, and brings together a collective voice that speaks about a variety of themes and processes as part of the continuum of artists of color working in clay in the US today. Clay is the vehicle that amplifies these voices, and within this collection, these artists not only share their work with us, but their thoughts on what present-day America means to each of them. As we move forward in turbulent and uncertain times in our society at large, this exhibition marks a place in time in the contemporary clay artist field.
The artists selected here make clay works that are wide ranging in the treatments of surfaces, processes, forms, materials and subject matter. This collection also investigates a variety of themes unique to the Black experience in America, from human relationships and interactions, identity and image of self, social justice and activism, to the outward expression of inner experiences.
With an exhibition statement by Paul Briggs, these artists also share their words with us to enhance the experience of visiting an exhibition online, another benchmark in our times.
Co-Curator Paul Briggs, is originally from New York and is presently an Associate Professor of Art Education at the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA and Director of the historic Saturday Studios Program. Paul has exhibited widely across the US, and his work is in several private collections, as well as being featured in several educational and ceramics publications.
View online on our website at www.clayartcenter.org.