Published: June 26, 2001
Pucker Gallery Makes ‘Fine Choices’ for Its Summer Exhibition
BOSTON, MASS. – Over the past 34 years the Pucker Gallery’s summer exhibition has become a forum to display the diversity spirit and inspirations of their various artists. This year they turn their focus to the artistic object as a source of beauty and interest.
David Aronson uses bronze to capture the deepest subtlety of human form, emotion and condition. Through porcelain vessels Brother Thomas reflects his inner creative spirit and dwells upon the divine. Sculptor Mark Davis creates mobiles that reveal a joy derived from contemplating nature through color and form. Delicate porcelains are graceful in color and design by Fance Franck.
Russian sculptor and painter Igor Galanin uses voluptuous forms to express the joy that lies in both fantasy and reality. Artistic interpretations of arctic myth and indigenous animals are carved from soapstone by Inuit carvers.
Stoneware vessels by ceramicist Ken Matsuzaki speak to mingei traditions through a contemporary vision. A tradition of Japanese ceramics over 300 years old, potters from Onda create rich and spontaneous works. Chana Orloff (1888-1968) created portraits in bronze with an impassioned sensitivity and grace.
Studies of philosophy, Chinese language and meditation have inspired David Powers’ sculptural ceramic forms. Welsh ceramicist Phil Rogers combines beautiful stoneware forms with Korean and European glazing techniques. The rope impressed inlay designed its the hallmark of ceramicist Tatsuzo Shimaoka, named Living National Treasure of Japan in 1996.
Traditional ceramic beer pots and other handcrafted objects represent the culture of Southern African artisans. Noriyasu Tsuchiya has created ceramic works which combine traditional Japanese influences with his own modern spirit.
Other highlighted artists will include Joseph Ablow, Roz Ablow, Ali, Samuel Bak, Jeffrey Hessing, B.A. King, Hundertwasser (1928-2000), Mallory Lake, Shigeru Matsuzaki, Maria Muller, Gunnar Norrman and Jim Schantz.
Pucker Gallery, 171 Newbury Street, is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5:30 pm, Sunday 1 to 5 pm.
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