Lacoste Gallery is proud to present Danish Contemporary, September 17 – October 10, 2016, featuring Ann Linnemann and six new Danish ceramic artists, Charlotte Thorup, Heidi Hentze, Mikael Jackson, Kirsten Høholt, Marianne Nielsen and Theis Lorentzen.
Ann Linnemann, a highly respected Danish ceramic artist and gallerist (Ann Linnemann Gallery, Copenhagen) brings together for the first time in Concord MA, an exhibition exploring Danish contemporary ceramics in the postmodern world. Each artist brings his or her interpretations of ceramic art forms into their art practice by moving away from traditions and history. The artworks examine traditional Danish ceramic practices (high level of craft skills and detailing) while exploring new ideas and directions in forms and medium. While some concentrate on materials and textures, others are highly conceptual.
Every new artist here was handpicked by Linnemann to be featured in this show. Under her mentorship, they have soared in their chosen path and established ceramic art practices that are meaningfully new and innovative.
“I had the pleasure of visiting Ann at her gallery in Denmark two years ago. Together we decided to do this exhibition which she curated bringing these young ceramic artists to the Boston area. Denmark has a long tradition of ceramics. This new generation takes the medium beyond materials and process into idea and sculpture. “- Lucy Lacoste