Lucy Lacoste Gallery opens 'Three Sculptors: Warashina, Currier and Lyon'

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Sunday, May 19, 2024

Lucy Lacoste Gallery opens 'Three Sculptors: Warashina, Currier and Lyon'
Ashley Lyon, Wellspring, 2017. Painted Ceramic, 6h x 18w x 9d in.

CONCORD, MASS.- Lucy Lacoste Gallery is presenting Three Sculptors: Warashina, Currier and Lyon, May 7- June 4, 2022 in Concord, MA. The exhibition brings together three women each representing distinct eras of contemporary ceramic sculpture who coincidentally have ties to the University of Washington. Each creates sculpture, primarily ceramic through the lens of their personal experiences. Though separated by several decades of age, these three artists share a commitment to sculpture unequaled by their peers.

Patti Warashina (b.1940), considered a defining sculptor in West Coast Funk Art, is known for her ironic and surreal polychromed glazed ceramic sculptures, often autobiographical, which reflect commentary for issues ranging from feminist critiques of the art world to the internment of the Japanese during World War II. For most of her 60-year career the human figure has absorbed and fascinated her visual curiosity. Warashina was instrumental in bringing the Seattle ceramic scene to prominence, heading the department at the University of Washington, Seattle, where she received her masters and undergraduate degrees.

Patti Warashina is the recipient of numerous awards, including most recently, the Visionary Award from the Smithsonian, the Meloy Stevenson Award of Distinction at the Archie Bray Foundation, and the 2021 Gold Medal at the American Craft Council. Her work can be found in over 25 public institutions including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse; the Museum of Art and Design, New York; the Smithsonian, Renwick Collection, Washington D.C.; Los Angeles County Museum, LA; and the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.

Regarding the human figure, Ms. Warashina states: “This sustaining interest is probably because my own body is my most immediate resource, in terms of its psychological and physical proximity. While observing the interaction of everyday life and its interwoven parts, the human form has given me a reference point to my own existence, as a marker of personal time, and the civilization in which I live, almost like a personal visual diary.”

Anne Currier, The Scepter, 2022. Glazed ceramic. Photograph on paper. Painted wood. 15.25h x 18w x 14.75d in.

Anne Currier (b.1950), is known for formalist abstract sculpture, constructed from the point of view of clay slabs, cylinders and cones. For this exhibition, she has created a new conceptual series of works comprised of a photographic image and a ceramic object serving as ‘characters on a platformed stage’. The ceramic objects, made in her studio in 2022 are in combination with an image of hands from sculpture found in the Jardin du Luxembourg, taken in Paris in 2006.

Anne Currier received her MFA from the University of Seattle, studying under Patti Warashina. She was Professor of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York from 1985 – 2016, serving as Chair several times. Ms. Currier has shown with Lucy Lacoste Gallery since 2007, as well as the Harvey Meadows Gallery, Helen Drutt, and Galerie B15 in Germany. Her work can be found in the public collections of Los Angeles Museum of Art, LA; the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Arts and Design, NYC; as well as the Renwick and the World Ceramic Foundation, Icheon City, Korea, among others.

Ashley Lyon (b. 1983) strives for a nearness to realism in her sculptures which become a vehicle for projection. She meticulously creates all her works by hand from memory and reference materials without the use of casts.

These works are sometimes modeled after family heirlooms, as in the quilted calico of Wellspring or as in Blue Blanket, the original object began as an insignificant airline blanket, yet through continued use evolved into a beloved, pilled, and tattered fabric. The theme of motherhood is often explored with all its contradictions from breathtaking and beautiful to confusing and grueling and ways it often doesn’t measure up to expectations. “By revealing the simultaneity of contradictory emotions and thoughts I have personally unexpectedly experienced in my motherhood journey, these works are both reflectively cathartic and offer an opportunity for connection among mothers or caretakers with similar experiences.”

Lyon received her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University and her BFA at the University of Washington. She received the Excellence in Teaching Award as well as the Turner Teaching Award from Alfred University where she was a visiting artist during Ms. Currier’s tenure period as head of the ceramics department.

As Lucy Lacoste says: “Patti Warashina is legendary as one of the foremost sculptors of West Coast Funk ceramics; Anne Currier defines the complete modernist sculptor and Ashley Lyon is a champion of realism which she uses metaphorically. Each has shown a true commitment to sculpture unequalled by their peers. We are thrilled to bring them together in this historic exhibition and to get their perspectives on contemporary ceramic sculpture.”

Three Sculptors: Warashina, Currier and Lyon will be highlighted by a Reception for the three artists on May 14 at Lucy Lacoste Gallery and an Artist Talk May 15th at Concord Academy which will include a discussion on ceramic sculpture over the last 40 years. A catalogue will mark the exhibition.

Today's News

May 12, 2022

Lucy Lacoste Gallery opens 'Three Sculptors: Warashina, Currier and Lyon'

Artists of color and women soar at Christie's Contemporary sale

Phillips' New York Evening Sale poised to become most successful auction in company history

Guggenheim removes Sackler name over ties to opioid crisis

4.8 million euros for a rediscovered Titian at Dorotheum

ARKEN opens the first major Else Alfelt exhibition in more than 20 years

Christie's Magnificent Jewels totals $ 69,668,694 led by two 200 carat diamonds

Can art help save the insect world?

Janet Borden, Inc. opens a new exhibition of vintage color still lifes by Jan Groover

Architecture exhibition explores futuristic housing visions

£660,000 world record for RAF Victoria Cross

Phillips announces highlights from New York Day Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art

Childhood memories persuade collector to donate 1976 Jaguar to aid Ukrainian humanitarian appeal

"Images of Atheism: The Soviet Assault on Religion" opens at Museum of Russian Icons

Photographic visionary Chuck Kelton opens exhibition at The SPACE Art Gallery

Gregory E. Deavens elected to the Barnes Foundation Board of Trustees

Brunnier Art Museum extends exhibition showcasing intricate sculptures made from discarded glass

Exhibition of new paintings by Jane Allen Nodine on view in Charlotte, NC

A new record for Maurice Sendak's 'Wild Things' raises a rumpus in Heritage's $6 million American Art Auction

Nye & Company to hold Two-Day, Three-Session Auction May 25-26

Gloria Parker, maestra of the musical glasses, dies at 100

Route 32 Auctions announces Country Store & More Auction May 20-21

A sci-fi writer returns to Earth: 'The real story is the one facing us.'

'The Vagrant Trilogy' review: Palestinians in exile, yearning for home

Perks of Using a Weather API

The Best Art Museums in New York

Discover the Art of Mural Advertising

Best online casino: how to find slots and slot machines using rating?

Top Ways to Decrease Stress from Studying

Why Is It So Hard to Study? The Dangers

How to Avoid Depression During Exams: Tips and Strategies for Prevention

Painted Essay: What Is It & Why You May Need It

How to Write a TEXAS Format Essay

The Controversial History of the Slot Machines

The Most Popular Casino Games in The World

Tips to Choosing an Online Casino

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful