Brief-description: Renowned artist Anne Currier exhibits new sculptural forms, shapes and surfaces, through March 31.
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About: Anne Currier is a sculptor whose medium is ceramic, and she is the recipient of the 2018 Langley H. Kenzie Award which entitles her to a solo exhibition. In Display, Currier will present sculpture from her Anamorphosis series, plus a new collection of wall-mounted sculptures created specifically for the exhibition, and an installation of tile panels designed this year in collaboration with Boston Valley Terra Cotta in Orchard Park, New York.
Professor emerita of Ceramic Art at Alfred University, the number one ranked ceramic art Master's program in the country by U.S. News and World Report, Currier was recently named first-place recipient of a 2017 Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant. Her sculptures are represented in numerous private and public collections, which include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution; Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Sedalia, Missouri; Musée des Arts Decoratifs de Montréal; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyung-ju, South Korea; and Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
“Display, the title of the exhibition, echoes the context or intent of an object and how it can shift when placed in varying spaces; but it’s really all one display,” says Anne Currier. “Showing my work as the Langley H. Kenzie Award recipient is part of a series of year-long positive coincidences. The Burchfield Penney’s support of craft-based media, exhibiting in its Sylvia L. Rosen Gallery and earning a collaborative grant to design tile walls with Boston Valley Terra Cotta is a confluence that transformed 2017 into a miracle for me.”
“Currier’s sculpture is both a study in balance and an invitation to discovery,” said Nancy Weekly, exhibition curator. As she has stated, her Anamorphosis series reflects, “the interplay of masses and voids. Absence and presence, light and shadow, stasis and motion are subject matter. The dimensional tension and dynamics of human figures found in Greek and