Congratulations to Cammie Staros on her inclusion in the Craft Contemporary's second clay biennial. The Body, The Object, The Other is on view from January 25 - May 10, 2020 at the Craft Contemporary in Los Angeles. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, February 1 from 6 - 9 p.m.
The biennial features twenty-one artists whose practices reflect the expanding notion of figuration within ceramics. All of the artists use the human body as their starting point to challenge traditional notions of representation, often going beyond the bounds of a recognizable figure.
Looking specifically to the shapely vessels of Classical Greece, Los Angeles-based Cammie Staros' hand-built objects and ceramic sculptures marry ancient pottery techniques with modern industrial materials. Pulling from Greco-Roman imagery of eroticism, violence, and victory, the artist combines these artifacts with her investigation of origin stories in Western Art History. The result is a consideration of the representation of desire, gender codes, and institutional tropes of display - all embedded in the materials and images of antiquity.
The Body, The Object, The Other will be installed throughout the entire museum, and brings together a selection of works created over the past decade as well as new works specifically produced for the occasion. Participating artists include: Alex Anderson, Jenny Hata Blumenfield, Jason Briggs, Cassils, Sharif Farrag, Nicki Green, Phyllis Green, Raven Halfmoon, Roxanne Jackson, Anabel Juarez, Cynthia Lahti, Galia Linn, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Gerardo Monterrubio, Brie Ruais, Anders Herwald Ruhwald, Nicole Seisler, Meghan Smythe, Cammie Staros, Wanxin Zhang, and Bari Ziperstein.
Cammie Staros included in the Craft Contemporary's Second Clay Biennial
January 25 – May 10, 2020 at the Craft Contemporary in Los Angeles
January 1, 2020