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BODY: exploration of the human figure in clay

Posted June 27, 2010

Curating and showing at SURFACE LIBRARY Gallery, June 11 — July 5th, 2010.


Representations of the human figure in clay are as old as ceramics itself - more than 13,000 years of world history. ‘Body’, as curated by Matt Nolen, is an exhibition of contemporary ceramics by 6 New York artists providing diverse interpretations of figuration: vessel as metaphor, social and political commentary, depictions of heaven and hell, microscopic forms, body as shelter, oral obsessions and the culture of desire, arousal and consumption are just a few of the themes found in this exhibition.

Museum Acquisitions

Posted May 14, 2007

The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY. will be acquiring SlimFast Dispenser,1994 as a promised gift of Lynn and Jeffrey Leff. The work will be on display when the museum opens in its new building on Columbus Circle in September 2008.

The M.H. de Young Museum, San Fransisco, CA. is acquiring Tranquility Set, 1996 as a part of the 200+ piece collection of Sanford Besser.  The work will be one of 130 objects featured in a full color catalog of the collection with an essay written by Timothy Burgard, Curator-in-Charge of the American Art Dept., The Fine Arts Museums of San Fransisco.
 Texas Tea

The Houston Museum of Fine Arts has recently acquired Texas Tea, 1993 as a part of the Garth Clark collection purchase.

Summer Events and Workshops


Salad Days

This benefit picnic for Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine is the highlight of a weekend of events including a Collector’s workshop, and the meeting of the Board of Trustees ( I am currently serving as Board President ).

July 11, 2008

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Surface and Tiles

A six week class at the 92nd St. Y.

Mondays 3:30 - 6:30 pm

June 2 - 30, 2008