Dirt on delight: impulses that form clay

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Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Philadelphia, Oct 31, 2009 - Art - 112 pages
Dirt on Delightis the catalogue for the ICA Philadelphia's hit exhibit of 2009; in a rave review for The New York Times, Roberta Smith observed that this "close to groundbreaking" show, in its diversity, reminds us that ceramics "has one of the richest histories of any medium on the planet," and the works gathered here range from modestly-scaled pots to larger installations, crossing false delineations between fine arts, crafts and "outsider" practices. Among the artists included are Robert Arneson, Kathy Butterly, Nicole Cherubini, Lucio Fontana, Viola Frey, Jane Irish, Ron Nagle, George Ohr, Ken Price, Sterling Ruby, Peter Voulkos, Beatrice Wood and Betty Woodman.

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About the author (2009)

INGRID SCHAFFNER is Senior Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art at

the University of Pennsylvania.