A Focus on Ceramics in Paris and Brussels

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Oct 8, 2013 3:53PM

Magdalene Odundo

Pierre Marie Giraud

September 5th – October 5th 2013/ Brussels, Belgium

Kenyan ceramicist Magdalene Odundo spent her early years in Africa and India before moving to England to study graphic design and eventually ceramics. After spending time in Africa in the 1970s, she exchanged ideas and learned traditional techniques from local potters in both Kenya and Nigeria. She masterfully balances the convex and concave in her forms and executes a rich surface luster. Her works are owned by more than forty museums worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the V&A Museum.

Kristin McKirdy

Jousse Entreprise

September 12th – October 12th 2013/ Paris, France

Jousse Entreprise debuts new sculpture-ceramics by Kristin McKirdy, for which she employs rigor and simplicity in families of objects displaying generous forms and contrasting textures. The works in the exhibition are displayed as “houses,” with broken plans, assembled in groups of five, and “target” bowls, containing McKirdy’s signature bright splashes of color in their hollows.

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