Lund Humphries, 2004 - Art - 128 pages
Magdalene Odundo brings together the art of sculpture and the craft of pottery to create striking ceramic vessels, whose resonances range from early Greek Cycladic sculpture to traditional African pottery.This book is the first full-length publication on the work of an artist who has achieved international recognition for her beautifully restrained ceramic forms. Born in Nairobi in 1950, Magdalene Odundo studied ceramics at the West Surrey College of Art and the Royal College of Art, travelling to Nigeria to research the mix of traditional and western cultural and technological concerns among potters there. She has since travelled widely in Europe, America and Africa, drawing on sources as varied as the pottery of New Mexico, the body art of Central Africa, and the forms of early Greek sculpture. Her work is highly regarded and is represented in major national and private collections worldwide.Magdalene Odundo provides a complete illustrated catalogue of the artist's work to date. Essays by Simon Olding and Emmanuel Cooper are accompanied by full-page colour reproductions of key works. The book will be widely welcomed by collectors, dealers, curators, art historians and all those with an interest in contemporary studio ceramics.
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CERAMICS AND CURATORSHIP
CATALOGUE OF WORKS
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12'A in Collection 1990 Burnished Abuja African Art Anthony Ralph Gallery Art Gallery 1987 Art Museum 1997 artist Assassi Productions 95 Bernard Leach Blackwell House/Lakeland Arts Bowness-on-Windermere 2001 exh.cat Burnished and carbonised Burnished and oxidised carbonised terracotta Carmarthen Museum Ceramic Gestures clay David Queensberry Foreword by David Foundation for Art Fowler Museum Gwari Hedendaagse Kunst House/Lakeland Arts Trust illus Indiana University Art Lakeland Trust/Jonathan Lynch London/New York 1991 Magdalene Odundo exh.cat Marla Maxine and Stuart Michael Cardew Museum of African Museum of Art Museum of Cultural Museum voor Hedendaagse Nelson-Atkins Museum Newark Museum 1996 oxidised terracotta Polished and carbonised Polished and oxidised pots potter Private collection Photograph Productions 95 Exhibited s-Hertogenbosch 1994 exh.cat Santa Barbara Seattle Art Museum St Louis Museum Stedelijk Museum Stuart Frankel Foundation Studio Pottery terracotta 60 Trust/Jonathan Lynch Exhibited University Art Museum University of California UNTITLED 1984 Burnished UNTITLED 2000 Polished UNTITLED Cat Vessels by Magdalene