Opening: Saturday, September 10 from 6pm to 9pm
Transcending the structural limitations of clay and abandoning the material’s traditional association with function, these eight artists build powerful ceramic sculptures through accumulation, repetition, and innovative feats of construction. This exhibition demonstrates the power of assembling multiples as a compelling vehicle for the artists to express their chosen subject-matter as they transform this humble, sustainable material…dirt! into something monumental in form and content. More Clay aims to physically demonstrate the unifying principle of “out of many, one” a concept absent in today’s fractured society.
Featuring artists: Zimra Beiner, Bean Finneran, Kahlil Robert Irving, David Hicks, Walter McConnell, J.J. McCracken, Kate Roberts, Vanessa Ryerse and a District Clay Collaboration
Exhibition Curated by Rebecca Cross
American University’s Katzen Art Center rotunda is located at 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW. More info here