Peters Projects of Santa Fe is pleased to announce American Moon Jars and Crucibles, an exhibition of ceramic works by Tony Marsh, the artist’s first exhibition in Santa Fe and the American premiere of his newest body of work Friday March 23 5-7pm. The artist will be in attendance.
Long Beach, California-based artist Tony Marsh carefully creates and then deconstructs his ceramic vessels. Early in his career, Marsh spent three years working for Living National Treasure Tatsuzo Shimaoka at his pottery in Mashiko, Japan.
The exhibition at Peters Projects will premiere the newest body of work by Marsh. Titled American Moon Jars and Crucibles, the main forms are cylindrical shapes with surfaces that include glazes, slips, englobes, raw powdered materials, mineral concoctions and occasionally refractory cement. Marsh puts these ingredients to use intuitively with no notes and may fire the work 5-8 times. The protrusions, short shelves with fossil-like offerings, take the work back to the internal earth and its own creations over centuries of time.
The artist states “There are real and imagined allusions to the physical sciences, earth formation, geographic phenomenon, force, time and landscape in my work. Ceramics is a transformational art which is dynamic in every phase of the process and I fully embrace that phenomenon. I set up conditions wherein unexpected results occur that lead to discovery which stimulates curiosity and innovation.“
Marsh earned his masters from the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1988. Since 1989 Marsh has been Professor at the California State University Long Beach and is currently the Director of the Center for Contemporary Ceramics on campus. Marsh’s work is in numerous public collections across the world including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Marsh is exhibited widely in the US, Europe and Asia.
The exhibition will be on view March 23 through May 25, 2018, with an opening reception on Friday, March 23 from 5-7pm.
For inquiries, please contact Mark Del Vecchio, Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, (505)-954-5748