Display: the Sculpture of Anne Currier Opens Friday, October 12
Ceramic Artist, Anne Currier will be showing a range of sculptures for a solo exhibition at The Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, New York entitled, Display: the Sculpture of Anne Currier, opening October 12. One of the main pieces of this show will be a large set of temporary wall structures displaying terra cotta tiles designed by Currier and manufactured in collaboration with Boston Valley Terra Cotta.
Currier has collaborated with Boston Valley Terra Cotta for many years in the production of architectural terra cotta walls. Their projects together can be seen at Alfred University’s Miller Theatre in Alfred, NY, the Boston Valley Conference Room in Orchard Park, NY, and One Great Jones Alley in NYC.
For this exhibit, Currier worked closely again with Boston Valley Terra Cotta to develop the TerraClad® wall tiles which feature 8 tile variations designed by the artist, then re-created at Boston Valley and produced using the Ram Press forming method. The tiles were then glazed and fired at Boston Valley and feature a metallic, charcoal glaze and a second satin white glaze. This project for the exhibit highlights the collaboration of the artist and manufacturing.
Below in an excerpt from the The Burchfield Penney press release announcing the exhibit opening Friday, October 12th. The exhibit will be on view until Sunday, April 28, 2019.
Sculptor Anne Currier is the recipient of the 2018 Langley H. Kenzie Award which entitles the awardee a solo exhibition at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. In Display, Currier will present sculpture from her Anamorphosis series, a new series of wall-mounted sculptures created specifically for the exhibition, and an installation of tile panels designed this year in collaboration with Boston Valley Terra Cotta in Orchard Park, New York.
Drawing inspiration from nature’s palette observed from her Allegany County home and studio, Currier creates surfaces reminiscent of mottled boulders, slate and rust, as well as intangible fog.