Ceramicists always wonder why theyre left in the dust while painters and sculptors get the glory. Lets face it, clay boy, no ones gonna care about your pot unless they can smoke it. Maybe thats why Midwestern artists Teri Frame, Alex Hibbitt, and Liz Zacher decided to combine mixed-media and performance art with traditional ceramics in the new Midstream: New Ceramics From the Heartland exhibit.
According to the shows curator, Peter Held, some ceramic artists are now taking an interdisciplinary approach and incorporating video or installations: The field at large is shifting and re-interpreting what it means to be a contemporary artist using clay. Cool. Maybe these guys wont be stuck working at those make-and-take pottery painting stores after all.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: Aug. 23. Continues through Feb. 28, 2008