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Reflecting on Erik Gronborg

Selections by Jeffry Mitchell

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Reflecting on Erik Gronborg Walkthrough

Curators Jeffry Mitchell and Namita Gupta Wiggers provide commentary on the works of Erik Gronborg in this numbered audio walkthrough.

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August 07, 2012 – February 16, 2013

Curated by: Jeffry Mitchell and Namita Gupta Wiggers

Erik Gronborg employs archetypes of functional ceramic traditions as conceptual vehicles to explore contemporary culture. Combining a 1,000-year-old-continuum of ceramic history with silk-screening, comics, china paint, and commercial glazes, Gronborg’s provocative “crafty” and non-precious approach is a precursor to the “sloppy craft” that is as challenging today as it was in the late 1960s. Working with Seattle-based artist Jeffry Mitchell, selections of Gronborg’s work will be drawn from local public and private collections. Through dialogue and conversation throughout the process with Namita Gupta Wiggers, and an installation designed by Mitchell, the exhibition will explore Gronborg’s use of craft as a tool for social commentary and political satire, and how the work relates to Mitchell’s own explorations of ceramics as a contemporary medium.

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Collection Gallery