JASON JACQUES GALLERY
ANNOUNCES AN EXTRAVAGANZA OF
EXCEPTIONAL CONTEMPORARY CERAMICSBy: David Lin
New York: A quartet of exhibitions focusing on contemporary artists will be featured this Fall at the Jason Jacques Gallery, 29 East 73rd Street in New York.
Says Jason Jacques, proprietor of his eponymous gallery: “Our Manhattan gallery will be the setting for engaging work by some of the most talented international artists working in clay today. They are defining the important and powerful role of ceramics in contemporary art.”
Adds Jason T. Busch, director of Jason Jacques Gallery: “The capstone exhibition of the year also celebrates the centennial of the death of Clément Massier, a pioneer in modern ceramics and an artist at the foundation of the gallery.”
In addition to their gallery exhibitions, Jason Jacques will participate at Design Miami, December 5-10 and in San Francisco at the FOG Design + Art Fair in January 11-14, 2018.
ALL THAT GLITTERS: THE WORK OF WILLIAM EHRLICH AND CLÉMENT MASSIER
December 14, 2017-January 6, 2018
Living a century apart, both William Ehrlich and Clément Massier share the insatiable desire to transcend conventional definitions of design, form, and ornamentation. The incomparable jewelry of living artist William Ehrlich will have pride of place beside the iridescent, timeless masterworks of noted ceramist Clément Massier in a jewel box exhibition staged 100 years after his death.
ANETA REGEL: SECOND NATURE
September 6-29, 2017
Following many successes in Europe, Aneta Regel’s eagerly anticipated first solo exhibition in the United States will include her most recent work, hybrid forms of animal and organic inspiration. Regel is highly influenced by the natural landscape of her native Poland, resulting in sculptures with variegated surfaces that convey this affection for her native land. The incorporation of various materials into the main clay body, such as rocks and basalt, creates dynamic vessels that also convey a state of metamorphosis.
BETH CAVENER: SOLO EXHIBITION
November 15-December 5, 2017
Beth Cavener’s fall exhibition includes her signature stoneware sculptures of ominous animals. “The Other” will explore themes at the heart of her work, such as the relationship between art and science, female sexuality, and the primitive instincts within humans. Beneath the surface, her work explores human fear, aggression, and misunderstanding, transforming her animal subjects into psychological portraits.
KIM SIMONSSON: SHAMAN PARTY
October 11-November 7, 2017
Finnish sculptor Kim Simonsson will exhibit work from his fascinating “Moss People” series, which features beautifully modeled and sensitive figures inspired by Kim’s intensely imaginative world. These unexpected stoneware sculptures are flocked with nylon resulting in the magical “mossy” surface. The Moss people are engaging compositions that inspire a range of emotions, from pathos to nostalgia, and can be described as innocent yet uncanny.
ABOUT JASON JACQUES GALLERY
Founded in 1991, Jason Jacques Gallery, the preeminent purveyor of late 19th- and early 20th-century European ceramics, is a primary driver in elevating contemporary design. The company mounts exhibitions throughout the year at its gallery at East 73rd Street and Madison Avenue, in addition to participating in design fairs in Miami, San Francisco, Maastricht, and New York. Its touted publications include Exotica, a compendium of essays by leading scholars on French master ceramists. Works sold by Jason Jacques Gallery are owned by art museums throughout the country, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Detroit Institute of Arts; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Jason Jacques Gallery is located at 29 East 73rd Street in New York. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.jasonjacques.com or phone 212-535-7500.