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21 x 27 x 20 in. (53.3 x 68.6 x 50.8 cm)

Anne Currier
United States

Object Type: Ceramics
Medium and Support: Ceramic
Credit Line: Given in memory of Barbara Dague Powers by the Memorial Art Gallery Docent Class of 2004 and her friends and family; the Mabel Fenner Lyon Fund for Ceramic Art and Maurice and Maxine Forman Fund
Accession Number: 2004.31
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Location: Not currently on view

Anne Currier, internationally renowned ceramist and professor of ceramics at Alfred University, was one of six artists included in the first Rochester Biennial exhibition in 2004. She speaks eloquently about her work:

"The ceramic sculptures express my curiosity about… the physical and visual exchange of masses and voids in space…how the absence of a shape can assert a presence and define an arcane existence. Projection and recession, hard and soft, light and shadow, substance and impression are dynamics that parallel content and intentions…Color and texture are chosen to enhance the ambiguity between the visual perception of a surface and the reality of touch. There is a compulsion to experience inside and outside, using the simplicity of clay cylinders, cones, planes and edges…Associations with architecture and positions of the human figure found in Buddhist temple friezes are part of an exploration that generates for me an intriguing sense of scale, intimacy and narrative."

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