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Ron Nagle

The Mingler, 2003

Porcelain
3 3/4 × 5 1/2 × 3 1/2 in
9.5 × 14 × 8.9 cm
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In Ron Nagle’s “The Mingler,” simple, geometric forms combine with vibrant colors and contrasting …

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In Ron Nagle’s “The Mingler,” simple, geometric forms combine with vibrant colors and contrasting textures to create an object of great complexity. “The Mingler” is part of a series of just ten works created in 2003 that reference snuff bottles—diminutive, intricately decorated, lidded vessels innovated in China …

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Ron Nagle
American, b. 1939
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Intimate in scale, bold in color, and immaculate in finish, the ceramic sculptures by San Francisco-based artist Ron Nagle look like surrealistic dream objects. Early in his career, Nagle apprenticed with fellow Abstract Expressionist ceramicist Peter Voulkos, and he cites Ken Price and Giorgio Morandi as significant influences. His small vessels and abstract sculptures often have puckered surfaces and gradual color fades; slabs melt into hard right angles, and monochromatic parts are given finely grained texture. While clearly handmade, to the sleekness of Nagle’s works lends them an air more alien than human.

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In Ron Nagle’s “The Mingler,” simple, geometric forms combine with vibrant colors and contrasting …

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In Ron Nagle’s “The Mingler,” simple, geometric forms combine with vibrant colors and contrasting textures to create an object of great complexity. “The Mingler” is part of a series of just ten works created in 2003 that reference snuff bottles—diminutive, intricately decorated, lidded vessels innovated in China …

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Ron Nagle
American, b. 1939
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Intimate in scale, bold in color, and immaculate in finish, the ceramic sculptures by San Francisco-based artist Ron Nagle look like surrealistic dream objects. Early in his career, Nagle apprenticed with fellow Abstract Expressionist ceramicist Peter Voulkos, and he cites Ken Price and Giorgio Morandi as significant influences. His small vessels and abstract sculptures often have puckered surfaces and gradual color fades; slabs melt into hard right angles, and monochromatic parts are given finely grained texture. While clearly handmade, to the sleekness of Nagle’s works lends them an air more alien than human.

Ron Nagle

The Mingler, 2003

Porcelain
3 3/4 × 5 1/2 × 3 1/2 in
9.5 × 14 × 8.9 cm
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