Forms Fired – an online exhibition at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles
August 25 – December 31, 2020
In the beginning, there was earth. Humans have made functional objects and symbolic, spiritual forms in clay for thousands of years, and while today that tradition continues, more conceptual and aesthetic outcomes tend to motivate artists working with earth. Shoshana Wayne Gallery is pleased to present “Forms Fired”, a collection of over 40 contemporary sculptures in clay on loan from galleries, collectors and artists worldwide.
Earth and fire unifies the 18 artists here. They all make fired forms, but unlike traditional ceramics their objects eschew functionality—relationships between a viewer, object, and space often define the meaning, sometimes in order to make social or political statements or in an attempt to stretch formal, conceptual or material boundaries. In sum these are sculptures in the round that inspire us through imagination, ideas, skill and beauty.
Shoshana Wayne Gallery
4835 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90016