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Murtaugh’s Work on Display in Minneapolis


Professor of Art Rebecca Murtaugh is exhibiting her artwork in The Form Will Find Its Way: Contemporary Ceramic Sculptural Abstraction, an international ceramics exhibition at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery in Minneapolis, through March 30.

A public reception is planned for Thursday, March 28, from 5 to 9 p.m., in conjunction with “Claytopia,” the 2019 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference.

Organized in association with NCECA, The Form Will Find Its Way was curated by Elizabeth Carpenter.

Murtaugh explained that Carpenter’s title for the exhibition, and the curatorial premise guiding her choice of artists, “stemmed from a quotation by Peter Voulkos, an artist who almost single-handedly ushered in an interdisciplinary approach to the ceramic arts through his breakthrough conviction that the fields of painting, sculpture, and pottery could coalesce in works of great power and significance.

“Carpenter, in turn, explored experimental, cross-disciplinary, and aesthetically diverse artistic practices, with the explicit intention to avoid preconceptions about established categories like art and craft,” Murtaugh noted.

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