Making a Difference: Social and Political Activism in Clay brings together a wide range of artists working in clay who directly address current events through their projects. At this moment of political uncertainty and a seeming turn of popular opinion toward negativity, fear, and isolation, we want The Clay Studio to counter these notions using our curatorial platform by amplifying the voices of diverse artists. The documenting publication for this exhibition will be especially powerful at this moment. CraftNOW’s Programming Committee, consisting of curators and makers representing over a dozen other exhibiting institutions, has adopted Making a Difference as the theme for the city-wide initiative in Fall 2018. Through collective marketing and exposure, The Clay Studio will have the opportunity to share the Making a Difference narrative beyond our familiar audience. Participating artists are: Syd Carpenter, Paula Winokur, Ann Agee, Roberto Lugo, Ayumi Horie, Mark Burns, Russell Biles, Mara Superior, Kukuli Velardi, Sharif Bey, and Tim Berg & Rebekah Meyers.
With support from the Center for American Art at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, a catalogue for the exhibition has been produced and is available for sale.
Please contact Curator Jennifer Zwilling with any questions about purchasing the artwork at email@example.com or 215-925-3453 x18
A symposium addressing the same theme, sponsored by CraftNOW Philadelphia will be held at The University of the Arts on November 2, 2018. Click here for more information and to register.