Out of the Labyrinth: Contemporary Mexican Ceramics
In the United States, “Mexican ceramics” often calls to mind pre-Columbian pottery, folk ceramics such as those created in the village of Mata Ortiz, or the beautiful majolica Talavera ware and others. Out of the Labyrinth: Contemporary Mexican Ceramics will go beyond these traditional approaches. Curated by Robert Silberman, this exhibition presented the work of established figures in contemporary Mexican studio ceramics. Artists included: Gerardo Azcunaga, Gloria Carrasco, Isadora Cuellar, Javier del Cueto, Gustavo Pérez, Maribel Portela, Eduardo Sarabia, Paloma Torres, and Xawery Wolski.
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Related Educational Events
Isadora Cuellar joined Northern Clay Center as a resident artist for the month of September, in conjunction with the exhibition. During her time with NCC, she worked in the community with schools on special projects, and creating new work for the exhibition.
Paloma Torres joined Isadora Cuellar for a free lecture on Thursday, September 24, from 6 – 8 pm in NCC’s library. Pre-registration is encouraged, as seating is limited. Please call 612.339.8007 x 301 to secure your place.
Exhibition artist Eduardo Sarabia joined us in early November for a special, free presentation at NCC.
In conjunction with the exhibition, NCC’s ClayToGo program engaged in multiple partnerships within the community, including the Teen Outreach Program (TOPS) and the Gang Reduction and Intervention Program (GRIP) at Neighborhood House in St. Paul, the International Spanish Language Academy in Minnetonka, and Urban Arts Academy in Minneapolis. Participants visited Northern Clay Center for a guided tour of the exhibition, and participated in a workshop led by visiting artist Isadora Cuellar and a ClayToGo teaching artist, that took place at NCC and at the partnering organization’s site.