• Exhibition Opening Reception for Wayne Higby: Forging a New American Landscape

    May 18
    May 18

    Friday, May 18, 2018

    Reception | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
    Remarks | 6:00 p.m.

    Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5
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    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.

    Wayne HigbySince 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.

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