by Currier, Anne (American, b. 1950)
Categorized in Ceramic

Currier is a professor of ceramic art at the renowned Alfred University in New York. Her sculptural ceramic works have appeared in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. Prestigious institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution and the Musee des Arts Decoratifs de Montreal, Quebec, contain her works in their permanent collections. This engaging work by Currier develops a narrative between the hard linear edges found in architecture and the curvaceous cylindrical forms found in the human figure. The artist states that the ?expressions of an interaction between human bodies are a strong aspect of the work?s narrative content.? The black asphalt-like surface belies the reality of the smoothness of this piece. A dialogue between opposites becomes even more apparent when the viewer notices the way the sculpture protrudes in some areas, then recedes in other parts. The curious viewer experiences Currier?s artistic vision by engaging in a dialogue the artist has intentionally created for him.

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