Casting Call
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Casting Call

"CASTING CALL," JANUARY 4 - 26, 2019

The Clay Center of New Orleans presents “Casting Call” January 4 - 26, 2019. Juried by ceramic artist Peter Pincus, “Casting Call” is a group exhibition of ceramic artworks created all or in part by slipcasting, a unique forming process that utilizes liquid clay poured into molds.  

Opening Reception
First Friday, January 4, 2019, 6 - 8 pm
Drinks, snacks, great art and good company!

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Gallery Showing March 15 - March 19 Tuesday through Friday, 10am - 5pm and Saturday, 10am - 2pm

Sixteen nationally known, independent studio potters representing the best in utilitarian ceramics from cutting edge contemporary slip cast porcelain to poetic wood-fired stoneware.


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Clay objects are often associated with particular utilitarian and domestic purposes. The long lasting association of ceramics with functionality engrains a tension
between craft and fine art. Dysfunction challenges this tension by asserting that
functionality may depend upon context rather than an absolute and fixed purpose.
Beginning with the exhibition’s title, a playful pun, Dysfunction presents artwork
varying from beautiful and precious to surreal and grotesque in an effort to initiate
a dialogue about our own assumptions concerning ceramics.

The crux of Dysfunction lies in the human tendency to categorize, organize, and
separate. Often, the language we use to understand and assess our experiences,
emotions, and objects narrow our ability to imagine larger possibilities for what
something (or someone) can be. Together, these ten artists represent a microcosm
of a larger artistic zeitgeist focused on questioning the social, political, and
economic forces that determine “proper function.”

EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Shae Bishop, Charlie Cunningham, Bech Evans, Leslie Fry,
Margaret Kinkeade, Julia Kunin, Roberto Lugo, Brooks Oliver, Jessica Putnam-Phillips,
and Christopher Vaughn

Thursday, February 18th: Tea Gathering with Bech Evans
Thursday, March 10th: Tea Gathering with Bech Evans
Thursday, March 24th: Dinner Gathering with Bech Evans


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