'Claytopian New York'
Curated by Matt Nolan
New York City has been defined as “an experiment in world peace”. The diversity of its residents closely interacting in the density of urban living inspires a deeper understanding, appreciation and sense of greater community amongst all. NYC attracts, accepts and celebrates otherness.
Claytopian New York invites ceramicists to apply whose work express the beauty, diversity and wonder of life in an idealized metropolis.
“Claytopian New York” invites sculptors to apply who use the universal language of ceramics to express the idealized universe of their artistic vision and diversity. Visions that include references to the spectrum of history, traditions, world culture, gender, social and political issues and notions of beauty- life in the Metropolis.
Invited Artists include: Ron Baron, Sin-ying Ho, Julia Kunin, Sana Musasama, Steven Montgomery, Melissa Stern, Derek Weisberg, Adams Puryear, Eun-Ha Paek, Elise Siegel, among others.
Exhibition on View:
February 20 - March 15, 2020
at The Plaxall Gallery (Map)
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 22, 7-10pm
Curators Talk: Saturday, February 22, 6-7pm
About the Curator:
Matt Nolen is a studio artist living and working in New York City and Narrowsburg, NY. Nolen’s work has been written about and reviewed in the New York Times, American Ceramics, Ceramics Art and Perception, Masters of Craft, Confrontational Clay, Postmodern Ceramics, Painted Clay and more...He has recently served as President of the Board of Trustees for Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine, is currently serving as Trustee of the Robert M. MacNamara Foundation and is Adjunct Professor of Art at New York University, Hunter College, and Ceramics Area Coordinator at Pratt Institute.