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Gallery Talk / Kathy Butterly + California Clay: Sculpture, Art + the Exchange of Ideas

  • YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY 1111 Chapel St New Haven CT 06510 (map)

Join a lively conversation between renowned, New York–based sculptor Kathy Butterly and Sequoia Miller, Ph.D. candidate, Department of the History of Art, and co-curator of the exhibition The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art: Selections from the Linda Leonard Schlenger Collection and the Yale University Art Gallery. Butterly and Miller discuss works of art in the exhibition, with a particular emphasis on the complex interconnections among artists working in ceramics and other media in California, including Robert Arneson, William T. Wiley, Jim Melchert, and others. Considering abstract, figurative, Funk, and wood-fired objects, Butterly and Miller highlight the role of clay in the California avant-garde during this dynamic time and into the present.

Space is limited. Please meet in the Gallery lobby.