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ANI KASTEN: FROM THE RUINS
October 7 - October 28, 2017

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New Cambridge Observer

Review




Lacoste Gallery is pleased to present exhibition ANI KASTEN: FROM THE RUINS from October 7 - 28 2017. This exhibition focuses on vessels and sculptures that are deconstructed, building on the artist's previous work, 'barely holding together', 'coming apart at the seams', and searching for a cohesive beauty in their tenuous state of existence.

This body of work is composed predominantly with black stoneware, Minnesota blue stone, porcelain, found wood and wire. Continuing her investigation of art mediums, Kasten is interested in the conversation between materials and the tension they present in pre and post production. The finished work reminds the viewer of archaeological findings from ‘ruins’ of Parthenon or civilization of a glorious past. The materials seem barely holding together yet exhibits strength and substance. This is Ani Kasten’s fourth solo exhibition with us.

BAI MING
SOLO

November 11 - December 2, 2017

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We welcome International

Chinese Ceramic Artist

Bai Ming

for a Solo show

OPENING RECEPTION

Saturday November 11, 2017

3:00 - 5:00 pm


ARTIST TALK

Sunday November 12, 2017

2:00 pm


Workshop at

Harvard Ceramic Studios

Friday November 10, 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Lacoste Gallery is pleased to present Chinese ceramic artist and painter Bai Ming’s first solo exhibition in the East Coast, BAI MING: SOLO from November 11 – December 2, 2017. Bai Ming is an artist with an illustrious art career in China as well as abroad. His recent successful retrospectives were at the Museum of Asian Art, Paris and Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), Lisbon. Notably in 1998, he exhibited alongside Picasso at Taipei International Art Fair titled “Vallauris in France & Jingdezhen in China”.

Born near Jingdezhen, the birthplace of porcelain, Mr. Bai has contributed to the renewal and revival of contemporary Chinese ceramics while introducing it to a newer audience worldwide. He paints abstraction with free brush strokes and uses dots and lines on his works referencing western art thus bridging the two cultures. The work Time encapsulates his modern approach in painting on tradition vessel. The piece Lines Flow to Mountain shows Bai’s use of continuous lines to make an abstract painting and Between Ceramics and Stone an abstract sculpture references nature and man- made object.

Bai graduated from the Fine Art School in Beijing and currently serves as the Director of Ceramic Art Department at University of Tsinghua, Beijing. He works with both ceramics and paintings and is an important Chinese artist after the ‘opening’ of China in the late 1980s. He was awarded the Gold Prize at The Invitational Exhibition of China Young Ceramic Artist and for his Contribution to Promotion of the Contemporary Ceramic Art of China in the Great Hall of the People. He has published 14 books regarding his own personal work and collections.








MARK SHAPIRO + SAM TAYLOR
TWO FOR THE ROAD

December 9 - December 31, 2017

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OPENING

RECEPTION

with Artists

Saturday Dec 9, 2017

3:00 - 5:00 pm