A Dead Reckoning: Navigating Contemporary Ceramics is on view at Pensacola Museum of Art, Florida
May 8 – September 12, 2021
Dead Reckoning is a navigational term to determine the current position, or fix, of a moving object or form by relying on known previous movements and locations of that object. Ceramics is an art form currently moving in all directions: ceramicists are exploring novel technologies such as 3D printing, while also re-imagining traditional techniques of shaping clay such as solid-forming and coil-building. Where is the field of American ceramic art going? A Dead Reckoning invites viewers to consider this question by including work by artists addressing a range of issues and clay processes that look to monumental scale, nature, consumerism, politics, and history. While all of these works are moving in their own direction, they share one guiding fix: clay.
Curated by Adam Shiverdecker
Participating Artists: Ebitenyefe Baralaye, Better Lovers, Kim Dickey, Alessandro Gallo, Sarah Hummel Jones, Janice Jakielski, Yehrim Lee, Nick Lenker, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Kristen Morgin, Sara Parent-Ramos, Kyle and Kelly Phelps, Jesse Ring, Virginia Scotchie, Dirk Staschke
Pensacola Museum of Art
407 Jefferson St.
Pensacola, FL 32502
Photos by Richard Rodriguez. Courtesy of Pensacola Museum of Art