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14/10/2022 - 26/11/2022

Contemporary - Ceramics


Denise de Cordova, Marice Cumber, Kathy MacCarthy & Rosa Nguyen - Form & Vessel

Wed-Fri: 11-6pm; Sat: 11-4pm

FORM & VESSEL explores the use of ceramics in contemporary practice, bringing together four artists who use clay as an integral element in their work. Running concurrently with the major exhibition ‘Strange Clay’ at the Hayward Gallery, the show reveals a range of approaches to material and features clay drawings, a multi-part wall installation, decorated vessels and sculpture.

Fascinating dialogues occur between the different artworks. Marice Cumber’s oversize cups and Denise de Cordova’s female figures originate in the traditional practice of hand coiling, retaining a sense of the ‘pot’ as a receptacle, or container of ideas.

Kathy MacCarthy’s sculptural forms obliquely reference vessel shapes but distorted to the point they resemble body parts or the vast masses of mountain ranges.

Rosa Nguyen’s exquisite miniature vessels are incorporated as elements in installation work, yet they retain references to their original function when used to hold the husks and stems of flowers long past.


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