Coming in July: Special feature for the Overthrown: Clay Without Limits exhibition at the Denver Art Museum

This July we will make a special feature for the Overthrown: Clay Without Limits exhibition at the Denver Art Museum, which is on view June 11 through September 18, 2011.

It will include images with the exhibited works and many interviews with the participating artists. You will find all the related content in the Overthrown page.

Also, the interviews will be featured in our special edition newsletter (will be sent at the end of the month). Subscribe here if you haven’t already.

Read the preview of the interview with Gwen F. Chanzit, the curator of the exhibition.

The twenty-five artists in Overthrown: Clay Without Limits took on adventurous challenges to make the works in this exhibition. Most were made especially for Overthrown and many are in direct dialogue with our dynamic Daniel Libeskind-designed architecture; they move beyond the pedestal to the wall, the floor, and even the ceiling. A few extend beyond the Anschutz Gallery, across the entire museum complex. They break boundaries that are physical, technological, conceptual, and spatial.

Working in all scales, from architecturally expansive to almost impossibly small, the artists in Overthrown employ twenty-first-century technology hand-in-hand with standard modeling and molding techniques. They use digital cameras, computers, laser cutters, 3-D printers, and computer-controlled mills along with more traditional tools.

Some push the forms of functional objects. Others push the limits of fragility. They take risks that draw on material chemistry and maverick kiln techniques. Some of their works include not only clay, but also found objects such as metal, plastic, and abandoned industrial materials. Overthrowing our expectations of ceramic art—its size, its context, its methods, and its meaning—these artists show us new ways of using this versatile and timeless material.


Katie Caron
Nathan Craven
Benjamin DeMott
Kim Dickey
Heather Mae Erickson
Neil Forrest
John Gill
Del Harrow
Marie T. Hermann
Tsehai Johnson
Andrew Martin
Walter McConnell
Kristen Morgin
Mia Mulvey
Jeanne Quinn
John Roloff
Annabeth Rosen
Anders Ruhwald
Martha Russo
Paul Sacaridiz
Linda Sormin
Julian Stair
Brendan Tang
Cheryl Ann Thomas
Clare Twomey

Curator: Gwen F. Chanzit, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and the Herbert Bayer Collection and Archive

Location: Anschutz Gallery, Level Two, Hamilton Building / The Denver Art Museum

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