Jason Jacques Gallery is thrilled to present new work by Anne Marie Laureys, a Belgian artist based in Russeignies, in her first solo exhibition in the United States.
Over the course of her lengthy career, Laureys' vision of what constitutes a vessel— and wherein lies its potential— has been refined into an effervescent series of forms reminiscent of gently-gaping heart valves, clouds, sand dunes, and rippling waves fashioned of paper-thin stoneware. The undulating vessels, which Laureys has called “metaphors for feelings,” have reached their remarkably organic state of being through meticulous turns around and around the potter’s wheel, followed by sculptural warping resulting in a striking visual effect.
There is a subtle inversion the interior-exterior boundary these vessels engage in as they twist and turn on themselves. These spacious, fine forms “hide the inside while framing the outside.” Laureys’ sculptures are not only novel and technically advanced in their approach to the sculptural development of a wheel-thrown vessel, they are also visually complex and full of spaces for a wandering eye to travel through.
This life-long relationship with clay began during the artist’s studies at the Luca School of Art in Ghent, Belgium. Since then, her work has been exhibited at the Icheon Biennale in South Korea, in Taiwan (Yingge), Japan (Mino), China (Changhai), and more recently in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, France and at Florida’s Boca Raton Museum of Art for the exhibition Regarding George Ohr: Contemporary Ceramics in the Spirit of the Mad Potter (2017-18).
Look Out opens November 7th and runs through December 11th. A reception will be held on November 7th from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the gallery.
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Collections with her work
- Ariana Museum, Geneva, Switzerland
- Keramiek Museum Princessehof Leeuwarden, NL
- Haags Gemeentemuseum, NL
- Museum of Modern Art,Grand Hornu, Arts&Crafts collection Province du Hainaut, Belgium
- Arts&Crafts Museum of Shanghai, Modern Pot Collection,China
- Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Modern Ceramics Collection, Hohr Grenzhausen,Germany
- Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Official Collection, Taiwan
AnneMarie Laureys was born in Beveren Waas, in 1962, she lives and works in Russeignies, Belgium. Her work is critically acclaimed and present in several private and institutional collections. She studied at Luca school of Art, Ghent, Belgium.
Her work is exhibited in several countries from South Korea (Icheon Biennale) to Taiwan (Yingge), Japan (Mino), China (Changhai) more recently in UK, Switzerland, France and currently in USA the Boca Raton Museum of Art for the show ‘Regarding George Ohr: contemporary ceramics in the spirit of the mad potter. Alongside with other iconic ceramic artists such as Glenn Barkley, Kathy Butterly, Nicole Cherubini, Babak Golkar, the Haas Brothers, King Houndekpinkou, Takuro Kuwata, Gareth Mason, Ron Nagle, Gustavo Pérez, Ken Price, Brian Rochefort, Sterling Ruby, Arlene Shechet, Peter Voulkos, Jesse Wine, and Betty Woodman. A show curated by Garth Clark.
Future shows …2018 will bring ‘Out-there’ at atelier Lachaert D’Hanis Belgium and ‘Contained’ Musee Ariana, Geneva Switzerland. More projects for 2019-2020 are under construction.
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