Meredyth Knows Ceramics Press Release

Meredyth Knows Ceramics
Contemporary Ceramics Selected by Meredyth Hyatt Moses
March 6 – 28 at Gallery NAGA

For this exhibition, Gallery NAGA turns to an old friend, Meredyth Hyatt Moses, now an independent art advisor and for twenty years the irresistible force of Clark Gallery in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Moses was invited to organize an exhibition around her love of all things clay; the result of her aesthetic enthusiasms are both exciting and unpredictable.

Meredyth Knows Ceramics runs from March 6 through 28. A reception for the artists, the curator, and the public will be held at the gallery on Friday, March 6 from 6 to 8 pm.

In making her fifth appearance at Gallery NAGA as an independent curator, Moses revisits her ceramic heroes. Much of the work on exhibition is figurative, a particular area of focus for Moses. Alongside the totemic forms of Peter VandenBerge and Glenn Takai are quieter, elegant vessel forms by Carol Glenn and Chris Gustin. Abstract forms are well represented by Cheryl Ann Thomas and Robert Brady. Surfaces range from crusty to pristine and colors span from crisp white to dramatic neons.

Meredyth Knows Ceramics represents an assortment of national icons in the field of clay alongside a few shining new faces.

Claudia Alvarez                                 Koichiro Isezaki

Wesley Anderegg                              Jun Kaneko

Robert Brady                                     George Mason

Angela Cunningham                         Tim Rowan

Jeff Downing                                      Glenn Takai

Viola Frey                                           Cheryl Ann Thomas

John Gill                                              Peter VandenBerge

Carol Glenn                                        Jamie Walker

Arthur Gonzalez                                SunKoo Yuh

Chris Gustin

This exhibition is scheduled to overlap with the NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) conference in Providence, RI from March 25 – 28th.

Cheryl Ann Thomas’s work is included in Nature, Sculpture, Abstraction, and Clay: 100 Years of American Ceramics now on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.