May 28, 2023 — September 10, 2023
Craft Contemporary’s third clay biennial will present contemporary artists who harness clay’s powerful physical and metaphorical properties to embody their ties to land and water, the two elements which together form clay. Exploring a range of themes including environmental degradation, plant cultivation, migration, and one’s psychological connections to a place, these artists’ manipulation of clay becomes a personal system to comprehend and mark the complex interdependencies of humans, land, and water.
Exhibition artists: Christina Margarita Erives, Ryan Flores, Paz G, Rowan Harrison, Lizette Hernández, David Hicks, lourdes jiménez-pulido, Courtney Mattison, Marianne McGrath, Sam Shoemaker, Charles Snowden, Joan Takayama-Ogawa, Connie Martin Trevino, Amia Yokoyama.
This exhibition is supported in part by the Pasadena Art Alliance, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, and the Bernard Kester Trust in Memory of Edith Wyle.
Image credit: Courtney Mattison, Our Changing Seas IV, 2016-2019. Glazed stoneware, porcelain, 132 x 204 x 22 inches. Private Collection. Image courtesy of the artist, © Courtney Mattison.