Join us for the opening reception for Expatriate Ceramics and NCC Residential. The exhibition runs March 9 to April 22.
Curated by Ursula Hargens, Expatriate Ceramics will explore how place informs an artist’s body of work and highlight five artists—four Americans and one Canadian—who spent time in residence at influential ceramic centers around the world, or lived abroad for a significant time. Some of these artists launched their careers with this singular experience; others helped to build an institution’s notoriety and create opportunities for the next generation of makers; still others were part of a long lineage of experiential creating in places steeped with history and making. The exhibition will showcase work created before, during, and after their experiences, demonstrating the impact of location on materials, process, culture, and concepts.
Guest artists include Derek Au, Rebecca Harvey, Jeff Oestreich, Amelié Proulx, and George Timock, with select works by two of Timock’s former students, Emily Connell and Maura Wright.
Over the past 25+ years, Northern Clay Center has acquired examples of stunning ceramic art from makers across the state, country, and the world. Each artist was at some point in residence at the Center—in conjunction with an exhibition, through an emerging artist residency, or through the McKnight Foundation’s Residency for Ceramic Artists. NCC Residential highlights dozens of makers who’ve shared their vision, time, and talents with the Center and its constituents as artists-in-residence.
Featured artists include: Edith Garcia, Juss Heinsalu, Tony Hepburn, Nina Hole, Satoru Hoshino, Cindy Kolodziejski, Andrew Martin, Deborah Sigel, Akio Takamori, and Kurt Webb, among others.