Dirt On Delight: Impulses That Form Clay includes significant work in clay by 22 artists spanning four generations on view January 16-June 21, 2009.
Ranging from modestly scaled pots to figurines to large sculptures, these objects cross a spectrum of conventional delineations among fine art, craft, and outsider practices. Collectively, they suggest that clay appeals to basic impulses, starting with the delight of building form, coupled with the anxiety of completion. All of the works in the exhibition appear to be in some state of flux or growth.
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
"ICA is grateful for primary sponsorship from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage
through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative. ICA acknowledges generous support
from William L. True and funding from The Toby Fund, Locks Foundation, Janet S.
Kardon, Mrs. Helen W. Drutt English & H. Peter Stern and Elaine Finkelstein. We
are thankful for generous support of this show from ICAs Vision Fund donors: Dorothy
A. Weber & Stephen R. Weber Endowment Fund; Nancy E. & Leonard M. Amoroso Exhibition
Endowment Fund; Dorothy H. and Martin N. Bandier Endowment Fund; The Cheri S. &
Steven M. Friedman Endowment Fund; The Pamela Spiegel Sanders C78 Exhibition Endowment
Fund established by The Jerry & Emily Spiegel Family Foundation, Inc.; Lurie Family
Foundation; Lawrence S. Reichlin. Additional funding has been provided by The Horace
W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The
Dietrich Foundation, Inc., the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary
Art, friends and members of ICA, and the University of Pennsylvania.
is also grateful to The Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund for support of the exhibitions
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