Represented artist Anne Drew Potter’s newest work, The Sad Kings is now on exhibit until April 27, 2014 at the Bellevue Arts Museum in conjunction with the Crafting a Continuum exhibition, put together by the Arizona State University Museum of Art. A reception will be held March 6, 2014 at the Bellevue Arts Museum from 6-8PM.
“This piece has a relatively simple narrative compared with some of my works. Among the few belongings my dad left behind when he died in 2012 were many photographs he made as a young man involved in the theatre. In one of them a young, slightly melancholy actor wearing a makeshift crown stares hauntingly into the camera, possibly from a production of “King Lear” or “Oedipus.” This picture inspired the work “The Sad Kings,” a meditation on the discomfort we can feel in our own skins.” – Anne Drew Potter
The work is presented at the Bellevue Arts Museum in conjunction with Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft, organized by the Arizona State University Art Museum and Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, Arizona, and curated by Associate Director and Senior Curator Heather Sealy Lineberry and Curator of Ceramics Peter Held with assistance from Windgate Curatorial Fellow Elizabeth Kozlowski. The local presentation of this exhibition is curated by Nora Atkinson. Other ceramic artists in the exhibition include (not all works travel to all venues): Asger Jorn, Rudy Autio, Peter Voulkos, Marilyn Levine, Betty Woodman, Robert Arneson, Beatrice Wood, Arman, Akio Takamori, Viola Frey, Beth Cavener, Takashi Hinoda, Anders Ruhwald, Luoise Hindsgavl, Steen Ipsen, Linda Sormin, Huang Binyan, Claydies: Karen Kjældgård-Larsen and Tine Brosksø, Future Retrieval: Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker, Gustaf Nordenskiöld, Paul Scott, Per B. Sundberg, Andy Casto, Mia Göransson, Del Harrow, David Hicks, and Karen Karinson Nilsson.
Potter’s work “Rotkäppchen, Schneeweißchen, Rosenrot, Aschenputtel, und Rapunzel wären gern Revolutionärinnen gewesen, aber sie sind auf der falschen Seite der Mauer gelandet,” was featured in the November/December issue of New Ceramics, The European Ceramic Magazine, and was awarded one of four prizes in the recent exhibition Figurativ/The Figure: Sculpture in Ceramics at the Westerwald Museum.