VisArts Galleries Presents This Moment of Rupture Group Exhibition

By Editorial Team on July 12, 2021

Fri, 09 July 2021 - Sun, 08 August 2021

Jackie Brown, Strata Series: Rift, 2021, 19 x 18 x 4 inches, 3D printed, hand-built, and glazed stoneware.
Reception: Thursday, July 15 from 7pm to 9pm

VisArts presents This Moment of Rupture, a juried national survey of contemporary ceramics that showcases a broad spectrum of works that celebrate traditional forms while challenging conventional definitions of craft. The exhibition is in the Kaplan Gallery from July 9-August 8.

During “this moment of rupture” – the concurrent crises of the pandemic, racial uprisings, climate change, and economic decline – how have ceramic artists responded? Is there a renewed sense of emotional purpose? Is activism playing a role in contemporary ceramic practice?

Artists featured in this exhibition work in an expansive variety of media, but they all incorporate ceramics in some way – via traditional methods, through more contemporary processes such as 3D printing, as part of a performance or mixed media installation, and more.

Artists: Aodan, Adam Bradley, Jackie Brown, Marianne Chenard, Lauren Chipeur, Hannah Duggan, Lori Katz, Jeff Kell, John Manion, Arny Nadler, Dorothy Patch, Meg Stein, Jessica Teckemeyer, Megan Van Wagoner + Erik Thor Sandberg, Elizabeth West, and Ritter Zhang.

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Gallery Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: noon – 4pm

VisArts’ galleries are now open to the public without an appointment (masks required).

VisArts is three blocks from the Rockville Metro station at 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, Maryland. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 301.315.8200.