So thrilled to be curating a ceramics exhibition for Sight Unseen Offsite, from May 16-20 in New York City, with a bonkers amazing line-up of artists who combine a resurrection of ancient techniques with new forms and deep weirdness:
“A reminder that there’s still plenty of room for the beautifully imperfect: our perpetual struggle to take the same stuff there has ever been – mud and fire, heartbreak and ambition – and create of it something distinctly personal.”
Among the work: two pieces from the amazing Matthias Kaiser. TOP: Gold-plated lump of hand-dug clay from tree roots and a slip-glazed vase, both of which are fresh-out-of-the-kiln and will be available in the show!
The vibe of this lookbook for Bandelier, inspired by Aubock and Puryear (and first spotted on S.B.). Shot by Andrew Lee, via Miss Moss. ALSO: Current season hotness.
Goopiness by Bram Bogart.
Yes, head-in-cloud hats from Latvia-based MAREUNROL by Marite Mastina-Peterkopa and Rolands Peterkops at Not Just a Label via whimsical agnesiga.
Sculptures by Andy Coolquitt.
Vinyl and zippers: Currently Untitled (2013) and White-In Out (2007) by Abbie Miller.
These pieces by Natsumi Zama.
Ashley Helvey’s #IRL exhibition on Sight Unseen and my interview, including her recipe for homemade gravlax:
“Having a simple aesthetic is actually pretty tangible.”
Thinking about yurts and Bill Coperthwaite via handprint press/ecofriend/an ambitious project collapsing/mother earth news:
“It came closer to the ideal of uniting skin and skeleton from straight wooden members than any other structure known to me. It proved easy to erect. Three people put up the walls and roof in seven hours. Although I was pleased with the new structure in many ways, I felt that cutting the tongue and groove on the tapered boards still required too much skill for the average person.”