Voices: Contemporary Swedish Ceramics

March 12, 2009 - May 7, 2009

Montana Gallery

The ten artists included in Voices are natural representatives and leading exponents of the dynamism and originality of contemporary ceramic art in Sweden.  Viewed together they enable us to discern uniqueness in the contemporary development of Swedish ceramics.  The artists have been selected from different generations, work in varying styles, and are free in their relationship to traditional ceramic art to seek new directions and emphasize freedom of expression.

Lead sponsor: John W. & Carol L. H. Green

Supporting sponsors: David Orser & Ossie Abrams, Steve & Marilyn Kramer, and the Charles M. Bair Family Trust

Despite the use of a wide array of media such as clay, glass, rope, glaze and metal, no longer is it the material that is of utmost importance, but instead the point of view of the ceramic artist.  The artists contributing their “voices” to the exhibition work sculpturally and conceptually, addressing existential issues with humor or as abstractions.

This traveling exhibition is being circulated by International Art & Artists, Washington, DC.