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A Chosen Path: The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes

KARNES Flower-Container 1997Karen Karnes, Flower Container, 1997. Glazed stoneware, woodfired, 9 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. Collection of Abel Weinrib. JUNE 23  SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

For more than 60 years, Karen Karnes has been at the forefront of the studio-pottery movement. Her artistic output is recognized for its understated, quietly poetic surfaces, and sublime biomorphic forms. From her dramatic salt-glazed pottery of the 1960s and '70s to her most recent sculptural work, Karnes consistently has challenged herself and transformed expectations of the vessel. She remains one of the medium's most influential working makers and a mentor to several generations of studio potters. "A Chosen Path: The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes," her first major retrospective, will highlight 69 masterworks from this pioneering artist. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue edited by ceramist Mark Shapiro and ceramics historian Garth Clark.


A Chosen Path: The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes is supported, in part, by a grant from The Windgate Charitable Trust Foundation.

 

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