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Nature, Sculpture, Abstraction, and Clay

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Aloft_float copyLast week I received some gratifying news in the form of a very positive review of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston’s current exhibition, Nature, Sculpture, Abstraction, and Clay: One Hundred Years of American Ceramics. Sebastian Smee, writing for the Boston Globe, reviewed the show, which presents gifts from the Daphne Farago Collection and the Philip Aarons and Shelley Fox Aarons Collection, in addition to other new acquisitions.

In a show of more than 70 pieces, several artists represented by the Frank Lloyd Gallery were singled out for praise. For example, while describing Adrian Saxe’s 1989 work Float/Aloft, Smee writes that, “Purely formal and aesthetic concerns were overtaken by a new sense of self-aware play, extending into the realms of language, pop culture, and politics.” Ken Price and Ralph Bacerra are also identified as artists of particular stature, represented by works engaged in creative dialogue with the historical pieces on display.

The review closes with the MFA Boston’s newly acquired work by Cheryl Ann Thomas, December. Calling it “A highlight — and a great note to end on,” Smee goes on to say that the piece “is truly something to behold.”

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  1. I am a suspect commenter, of course, but I greatly admire the works by Saxe, Price, Bacerra, and Thomas. Every time I visit the gallery, I want to caress objects these folks have made. Marvelous.

    John Wills Lloyd

    January 28, 2015 at 4:49 am

  2. You can go see the show in Boston! The MFA Boston is sure to have guards standing around, so you’ll need to resist the urge to touch.

    Frank Lloyd

    January 28, 2015 at 5:53 pm


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