Opening to the public on Friday, June 8, Pageant of Inconceivables is an exhibition of ceramic works that operate/act as inner portraits rather than solely functional objects. A reception with the artists and curators will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Saturday, June 9, at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts.
Pageant of Inconceivables focuses on works that use clay as their medium, and that are inspired by anthropomorphic associations. Exploring themes of empathy and humanity, the exhibition unites subtle evocations of the figurative, transforming the gallery into a procession of unpredictable beauty. Through the materials and traditions of ceramics, Pageant of Inconceivables demonstrates the depth to which personal narrative and expression can be taken.
This exhibition continues the integral role that ceramics have played throughout the history of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild as an arts and crafts colony.
The artists in the show are Bill Adams, Ann Agee, Joan Bankemper, Mary Carlson, Stella Chasteen, Alice Mackler, Dan McCarthy, Eva Melas, Rebecca Morgan, Kathy Ruttenberg, Sally Saul, Arlene Shechet, Elise Siegel, Jessica Stoller, and Arnie Zimmerman.
Curated by Portia Munson and Katharine Umsted.
On view at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts from June 8 – August 5, 2018.
Gallery Hours: June hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm; July/August hours are Thursday through Monday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm (11:00 am – 6:00 pm on the weekends); or by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.