NOW THROUGH JUNE 28, 2013
MONDAYS THROUGH FRIDAYS, 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
NIAD has been working in ceramics for decades. It would not be an exaggeration to say we’ve turned out thousands of clay objects. And, under the direction of contemporary ceramicists Jennifer Brazelton and Maria Hartikainen, we’re still making really amazing works. Mud, Honey is a sweeping look at our vast and popular ceramics project: sculptures, vessels, figures, and functional wares. Included in the hundreds of pieces on view will be work from Sylvia Fragoso, Saul Alegria, Jon Fukui, Barbara Arbogast, Shantae Robinson, Karen May, Adonia Douglas, Raven Harper, Peter Harris, Luis Estrada, Aisha Ivery, Vincent Villenueva and more.
Since 2006, Pennsylvania artist Douglas Witmer has been creating a series abstract works on vintage school grade papers given to the artist by his now-deceased father. Influenced by the Tantric drawings of India, these tablet-sized pieces are equal parts geometry, abstraction and nostalgia. Selected from more than 100 works, NIAD will be showing eight of the School Papers.
Our latest pop-up shop has everything for all of your creatures, great and small. Diamond Dog Pet Supply features dog and cat beds, sculptural pet toys, plush stuffed animals (real and imaginary), dinnerware for the domesticates, dog saddle bags and a whole lot more. Featuring work from Dorrie Reid, Alice Sampson, Dorothy Porter, Julio Del Rio, Jonathan Velasquez, Heather Hamann and others.
A few of our artists have been putting the needle to the groove… okay, maybe more like the brush to the record. Our gallery director digs through the nearby recycling center and brings in crates of discarded LPs. Our artists find the ones that speak to them and beginning painting on the vinyl. The results are so spectacular, that we’ve created a special record shop and named it after the John Cusack’s store in High Fidelity.