Friday, May 18, 2018
Reception | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Remarks | 6:00 p.m.
Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5
Advance reservations required by 5:00 p.m. on May 17. CLICK TO REGISTER
Geology meets chemistry in this exhibition of abstract ceramic landscapes by artist and educator Wayne Higby. The exhibition explores the forms, techniques, and firing processes used throughout Higby’s career, including groundbreaking work in raku earthenware and porcelain.
Wayne Higby, White Terrace Gap
Wayne Higby, White Terrace Gap, 1984. Glazed earthenware, raku fired, 11 1⁄2 x18 x16 1⁄2 inches. Collection: Wayne Higby.
Wayne Higby, Midsummer’s Bay
Wayne Higby, Midsummer’s Bay, 1991. Glazed earthenware, raku fired, 13 x 18 1⁄2 x 17 inches. Collection: Wayne Higby.
Wayne Higby, Lacuna Rock
Wayne Higby, Lacuna Rock, 1999. Glazed earthenware, raku fired, 8 x 8 x 5 1⁄4 inches. Collection: Wayne Higby.
Wayne Higby, Stone Gate
Wayne Higby, Stone Gate, 2007.Glazed earthenware, raku fired, 14 1⁄2 x 16 x 6 inches. Collection: Wayne Higby
Wayne Higby, Cloud Construction: Blue Air
Wayne Higby, Cloud Construction: Blue Air, 2013. Porcelain and wood, 20 x 30 1/2 x 7 inches. Collection: Wayne Higby.
Since the early 1970s, Higby has explored the fusion of form and surface decoration through panoramic western vistas. These scenic forms are imaginative reinterpretations of the austere Colorado landscape of his childhood. The landscape imagery covers the interior as well as the exterior of the object, creating the illusion of depth. After visiting China in 1991, Higby began using porcelain with celadon glazes and creating thick “rocks” that alluded to the natural environment.
Higby’s unique vision of the American Landscape and its manifestation in work ranging from vessel form to tile, sculpture and architectural installation has brought him international recognition. Learn more about Wayne Higby and this exhibition.