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April 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Renwick Gallery Bus Trip – Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years

Renwick Gallery
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years
Tickets: $55 Members; $66 Non-Members

Departure Time: TBD

Location: TBD

Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years, is the first exhibition to focus on the early career of Peter Voulkos, from 1953-1968.  While trained as a traditional potter, Voulkos’ radical methods and ideas during this period opened up the possibilities for ceramics in ways that are still being felt today.  Voulkos defined mid-century craft dictums of proper technique and form completely reinvented his medium.  He combined wheel throwing with slab-building, traditional glazes with epoxy paint, figuration and abstraction, and made huge ceramic structures with complex internal engineering.  The exhibition will feature approximately 35 examples from this crucial body of early work, most of which have not been exhibited on the East Coast for decades.  Also included will be two of the artists rarely seen works in oil on canvas, which help to demonstrate how Voulkos developed his ideas concurrently in painting, sculpture and pottery.

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Date:

April 12

Time:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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