Stark Contrasts: Black and White Ceramics from RAM's Collection

February 24 - May 5, 2013

In the winter months of 2013, RAM will feature a series of exhibitions that showcase work dominated by a black and white color scheme. Artists whose works are featured in these exhibitions limit the use of numerous colors yet create dynamic and thought provoking compositions.
 


Stark Contrasts: Black and White Ceramics from RAM’s Collection highlights black, white, or black and white ceramic sculpture from the last 40 years. Whether narrative scenes or abstract forms, these works explore the formal, symbolic, and metaphoric potential of intense contrasts.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Exhibition Notes
Ceramics Glossary
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ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Daniel J. Anderson, Gordon Baldwin, Christie Brown, Bruce Cochrane, Claude Conover, Philip Cornelius, Harris Deller, Richard DeVore, Paul Dresang, Ruth Duckworth, Edward Eberle, Susan Evans, Ken Ferguson, Robert Forman, Leopold Foulem, Verne J. Funk, Peter Gourfain, Chris Gustin, Anne E. Hirondelle, Nicholas Homoky, Yoshiro Ideka, Les Lawrence, James Lovera, Elizabeth Lurie, Tony Marsh, Karen Thuesen Massaro, Beverly Mayeri, Jennifer McCurdy, Matthew Metz, Richard Notkin, Jeffrey Oestreich, Dan Pilcher, David Regan, Nicholas Rena, Mary Roehm, Amy Sabrina, David Shaner, Mark Shapiro, Patrick W. Siler, Chris Spanovich, Robert    Sperry, David A. Stabley, Christopher R. Staley, Irvin S. Tepper, Jason Walker, Kurt Weiser, and Liz Wolf

Richard Notkin
Heart Teapot: Ironclad Hostage – Yixing Series, 1988
Stoneware
Racine Art Museum, The Donna Moog Teapot Collection
Photography: Michael Tropea, Chicago
Nicholas Homoky
Teapot, 1983
Glazed porcelain
Racine Art Museum, The Donna Moog Teapot Collection
Photography: Michael Tropea, Chicago
Patrick W. Siler
Wizard Teapot, ca. 1971
Glazed stoneware with stencils
Racine Art Museum, The Donna Moog Teapot Collection
Photography: Michael Tropea, Chicago
Christie Brown
Delphic Twins, ca. 1998
Earthenware
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine, WI
David Regan
Hand Teapot, 2001
Glazed porcelain
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine, WI
David Regan
Hand Teapot (detail), 2001
Glazed porcelain
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine, WI
Beverly Mayeri
Inner Circle, ca. 1990
Glazed porcelain
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine, WI
 
This exhibition is made possible by: Presenting Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, The Estate of Emile H. Mathis II, in Memory of his Parents: Emil H. and Anna T. Mathis, RAM Society Members, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Windgate Charitable Foundation; Gold Sponsors - Racine United Arts Fund; Silver Sponsors - Elwood Corporation, Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, Racine Community Foundation, W.T. Walker Group, Inc., Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors - The A.C. Buhler Family, CNH America LLC, E.C. Styberg Foundation, Inc., Educators Credit Union, In Sink Erator, The Marjorie L. Christiansen Foundation, The Norbell Foundation, Real Racine, Robert W. Baird & Co., Runzheimer Foundation, Ruud Family Foundation, and Wisconsin Public Radio.