Mark Shapiro's A Chosen Path: The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes PDF

By Mark Shapiro

well known ceramic artist Karen Karnes has created the most iconic pottery of the overdue 20th and early twenty-first centuries. The physique of labor she has produced in her greater than sixty years within the studio is outstanding for its intensity, own voice, and constant innovation. a lot of her items defy classification, invoking physique and panorama, pottery and sculpture, female and male, hand and eye.

Equally compelling are Karnes's studies in the most major cultural settings of her iteration: from the worker-owned cooperative housing of her early life, to Brooklyn university less than modernist Serge Chermayeff, to North Carolina's avant-garde Black Mountain university, to the Gate Hill Cooperative in Stony element, manhattan, which Karnes helped identify as an test in integrating artwork, lifestyles, kin, and group.

This ebook, designed to accompany an convey of Karnes's works geared up through Peter Held, curator of ceramics for the Arizona nation collage artwork Museum's Ceramic learn heart, deals a finished examine the existence and paintings of Karnes. Edited by way of very popular studio potter Mark Shapiro, it combines essays through prime critics and students with colour reproductions of greater than sixty of her works, offering new views for knowing the achievements of this striking artist.

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