51. “Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection”

The Artstream Nomadic Gallery will be at OCAC April 2nd and 3rd with a lecture on Monday the 2nd at 12:45.  The Cup Lending Library will be on campus for the month of April. Please join us at their lecture and other demonstrations in this educational two days!

To learn more about Artstream Nomadic Gallery, or to host the Artstream Ceramic Library contact the Artstream at PO Box 781, 73 Rocky Road, Carbondale, CO 81623;  www.art-stream.com; artstreamlibrary@gmail.com.
In honor of this amazing visit with the Artstream Nomadic Gallery, the library has selected for this week’s pick, Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics. This book was published to coincide with an exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Mar. 4-June 17, 2012.

According to the publisher, “as gallerists and collectors, Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio have helped shape the field of ceramics by expanding notions of the medium’s possibilities. This comprehensive catalogue features, for the first time in its entirety, their esteemed collection of ceramics, acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in 2007. These 478 works, produced by leading artists from more than twenty countries, range from functional wares and modern vessels to sculptural works and postmodern objects. Together, they represent major shifts in the techniques and aesthetics of ceramics from the mid-20th century to the present day.

In compelling essays, Clark and Del Vecchio relate their experiences in building the collection, while other scholars examine the various facets of contemporary ceramics. With detailed entries on 125 featured works, an illustrated checklist of the collection, and artists’ biographies, this book promises to be a touchstone reference” (here).

This book is a recent acquisition for our library, and, we’re very proud to offer it to our patrons. Please come by and take a look! It’s an amazing resource!

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