Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Plurality and Necessity

I enjoy the listing of names and brief descriptions of work by these artists. Other than the manner in which they are working in there is really no other insight to the work being mentioned by Mansfiled. The reader gets a short biography in some cases about the artist and maybe some historical context. The article seemed to be descriptive to material and showing more of its diversity in form and in culture. Some of the methods mentioned are still used and are used in American contemporary ceramics. I would have liked to see more information written about these methods and processes and their aesthetic value. I am getting that these artists are using such methods and processes as a tool or vehicle to arrive at a more interesting and complex problem to solve.

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