"This catalogue celebrates an exhibition of ceramics by four members of the Kondō family, drawn from the holdings of American collectors Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz. Spanning a century of creativity, Transcendent Clay offers a panorama of the family'es acievements, from a group of perfectly formed vases with sprightly painted decoration to a half-collapsed outsize jar that interrogrates the future trajectory of clay as an artistic medium.
Most of the catalogue is devoted to Kondō Takahiro, living representative of the Kondō lineage. Hand-formed, slab-built, molded, carved, marbleized, or cast from porcelain, other clays, or even glass, his work bears witness to an unwavering commitment to personal, technical, and artistic development; a tireless exploration of the concept of 'water born of fire' and the aesthetics of impermanence; and a deeply felt response to natural and man-made disasters and other pressing issues of shared global concern."
(From the Transcendent Clay catalogue)
The exhibition is on view at Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, FL from March to September 2023. It will tour museums across the US for several years. Transcendent Clay will be exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, New York in 2024. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the exhibition or the catalogue.