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SHE SAID, HE SAID: Narratives in Ceramics

SHE SAID, HE SAID Exhibition

Bard College at Simon's Rock is pleased to present SHE SAID, HE SAID, a ceramics-based exhibition by Boston artist Kathy King and New York artist Matt Nolen, curated by Ben Krupka. The show opens January 28, 2019 and will be on view daily January 29 - March 8, 2019 in the Hillman-Jackson Gallery located in the Daniel Arts Center. 

SHE SAID, HE SAID focuses on narratives embedded in the medium of ceramics by artists Kathy King and Matt Nolen. King’s cameo-like wall reliefs allude to traditional jewelry and portraiture, combining ceramic and metalwork in sculpture resembling woodcut prints.

Each piece presents a tongue-in-cheek vignette exploring histories of gender and sexuality, using humor and pop references as entry points into broader topics such as love and life as a woman. Similar to King, Nolen’s figures reshape traditional art historical canons, combining aesthetics of classical busts and antiquated vases with dreamlike prints. The work explores fluctuations between psychological dichotomies such as frailty and resilience, failure and triumph in convoluted compositions representing the perpetually transitioning internal landscapes of the self. For both artists, narrative lies at the core of their practice, told with the physical and historical properties of ceramics, and forms the crossroads where their work intersects.

Gallery Open Daily

Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: Noon – 8:00 p.m.

Hours are subject to change when the college is not in session. 


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