Nicole Cherubini
Francesca DiMattio
Brie Ruais
Beverly Semmes
Betty Woodman

The Horticultural Society of New York
May 7 – July 3, 2013

Vessels featured recent works by five NY-based ceramic sculptors who are influenced by traditional ceramic objects, from storage vessels and vases to pots and planters, but use the medium to defy prevailing associations with decoration and utility. From Brie Ruais's sculptural performances to Nicole Cherubini’s pot assemblages, each artist finds unique ways to mold clay to successfully evoke and challenge ceramic convention to examine entangled issues of body, function, craft, domesticity, and beauty.

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