Clay Pop Opens in New York

8 September 2021

Clay Pop Opens in New York
Sharif Farrag, Garden Jar (Ant Board), 2018. Courtesy the artist, Zabludowicz Collection, and Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer.

Ceramics take centre stage in Clay Pop, a group exhibition opening on 10 September at Jeffrey Deitch in New York. Often overlooked as a craft rather than art, “Artists are taking a traditional medium and turning it on its head,” says exhibition curator Alia Williams.

All 37 artists featured in the show are an engaged community taking clay as a medium to explore issues of gender, race and identity, tackling social issues and creating a personal narrative through ceramic sculpture. Clay Pop features a number of LA-based artists that work particularly closely, sometimes even sharing a studio or kiln.

Zabludowicz Collection has a long-standing commitment to ceramics, and several Collection artists are included in Clay Pop such as Trisha Baga, Sharif Farrag, Lindsey Mendick and Brian Rochefort.

Exhibition Clay Pop opens on 10 September at Jeffrey Deitchin in New York, take a look at the gallery website for further details.