In case you're passing through Dallas any time soon:

"In the fall of 2013 the Nasher Sculpture Center will presentReturn to Earth: Ceramic Sculpture of Fontana, Melotti, Miró, Noguchi, and Picasso, 1943-1963, the first exhibition to explore the phenomenal increase in interest ceramics received from artists of the avant-garde during this period. Responding to a variety of personal impulses and historical circumstances, Lucio Fontana, Fausto Melotti, Joan Miró, Isamu Noguchi, and Pablo Picasso produced significant bodies of work in fired clay that engaged the material in novel, inventive, even radical ways, and often challenged the boundaries between sculpture and ceramics. The Nasher’s exhibition will offer an in-depth look at some 70 ceramic works, ranging in scale from the intimate to the monumental. In most cases, these objects have received scant attention in comparison to these artists’ work in other media, particularly in the United States. Nonetheless, the works in the exhibition provided the next generation of artists, such as Ken Price and Peter Voulkos, radical examples of the expressive potential of fired clay and paved the way for the resurgence of ceramics in contemporary art today."

AuthorMathew McConnell