The Frank Lloyd Gallery is pleased to announce its fall exhibition program. Opening September 13th, the gallery will present three exhibits; the work of Ken Price, Georges Jeanclos, and a selection of Japanese ceramics paired with drawings by Craig Kauffman.
Ken Price (1935-2012) returned to the cup format many times over the course of his career, working through variations on the familiar object as a jazz musician improvises on a melody. The inherently small size of a cup complemented Price's exploration of scale, and his belief that "The two most powerful sizes are very small and very large. Small scale has the connection of intimacy, and the fantasy of heroic proportions, since pieces slightly under hand-size are so easy to visualize as being monumental."1 The works on display in this exhibition belong to the Town Wares from the Easter Island Series, circa 1977, along with one older example of the cup form.
The work of Georges Jeanclos (1933-1997) is powerfully figurative, recalling his childhood experiences hiding in the woods of Vichy France during the Nazi occupation of World War II. The gallery will present two Dormeurs, sleeping figures shrouded in tissue-thin layers of terra cotta. The works convey an emotional fragility born of the artist's early experiences, a sense that is enhanced by their material delicacy.
The gallery will also exhibit a selection of Japanese ceramics, including tea bowls and other objects associated with the tea ceremony, alongside drawings by Craig Kauffman (1932-2010). Kauffman maintained an enduring interest in the tea ceremony, visited Japan several times, and owned a small personal collection of tea bowls. His drawings complement the work of Japanese artists including Sugimoto Sadamitsu and Goro Suzuki.
1 Ken Price, "Interview with Douglas Dreishpoon," Ken Price: Early Cups and Related Works on Paper (New York: Franklin Parrasch Gallery, 2006), 7.
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