Current and forthcoming Exhibitions....
JERWOOD MAKERS OPEN 2017
Five new commissions by early-career applied artists Sam Bakewell, Marcin Rusak, Laura Youngson Coll, Juli Bolaños-Durman and Jessica Harrison brought about through the biennial Jerwood Makers Open. Each combines a high level of technical skill with imagination and intellectual adventure, constituting a fresh and exciting direction of each artist’s work.
Jerwood Makers Open was established in 2010 to promote the significance of making and materials within the visual arts arena, seeking to support exceptional skill and imagination.
Jessica’s work for the exhibition will be a new body of sculptural objects in porcelain that explores the notion of the collection - as an aspiration, a physical grouping and a framework that structures the viewer and their movements and sensory experiences.
Painted Lady 25, 2016, Found ceramic and enamel paint, 19 x 10.5 x 7cm, Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics collection
27th August 2016 - 9th July 2017
Grote Kerkstraat 11
"From 27 August the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden presents a titillating exhibition about eroticism: Sexy Ceramics. Classical Greek vases, refined Asian porcelain and contemporary ceramics by artists such as Louise Bourgeois and Jessica Harrison escort the viewer into the world of sex and seduction. The exhibition follows the phases of love-play, from the first touch and gentle courtship to the act of lovemaking itself. Attention is paid to hidden symbols, evocative shapes and explicit objects, but also to the sensuality of the material, the clay itself."