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Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art Exhibition
February 5, 2016 @ 8:00 am - March 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
The Once and Future: New Now
Traces of shared DNA are found in the work of all ceramic artists and form the foundation of an ever-changing legacy of evolution and revolution. Ceramic genealogy continues to mutate and transform with each generation of promising new talent as the influence of makers and mentors continues to alter, shift, and evolve into the new, unexpected aesthetics of today. The exhibition, The Once and Future: New Now reflects the arc of that experience from the early pioneers to their heirs. Ceramics has been defined by the relationship between makers and mentors as the emphasis on community continues to thrive. Scheduled to coincide with a national ceramic conference, NCECA, the New Now exhibition is a concise display of the gallery’s dedication to representing ceramic artists for the past 30 years. Exhibiting the work of ceramic masters alongside newcomers to the field, The Once and Future: New Now embraces the theme of NCECA’s 50th anniversary conference: Makers, Mentors, and Milestones. This group exhibition features the following KCAI alumni and faculty Cary Esser (’78 ceramics), George Timock. Chris Gustin (’75 ceramics), Bobby Silverman (’80 ceramics), John Balistreri (’87 ceramics), Linda Lighton (’89 sculpture) Misty Gamble, Arnie Zimmerman (’77 ceramics) and Richard Notkins (’71 ceramics). Additional artists in The Once and Future: New Now include Sunkoo Yuh, Jun Kaneko, Steven Young Lee, Gerit Grimm, Tip Toland, John Souter, Nathan Prouty, Annabeth Rosen, Rain Harris, Dan Anderson, Christa Assad, Eva Kwong, Peter Pincus and Michael Lucero.