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TONY MARSH ECHO


TONY MARSH ECHO 2 november 2012— 5 january 2013


The ceramic vessel is my primary means of artistic investigation. It is still most natural to my way o f t h i n k i n g t h a t c o n t a i n e r s w e re i n v e n t e d t o h o l d , p ro t e c t a n d o f f e r a m o n g t h e i r m o re i m p o r t a n t re s p o n s i b i l i t i e s . T h i s m o s t c u r re n t b o d y o f w o r k h a s s p l i t m y a t t e n t i o n b e t w e e n e m p l o y i n g m e t h o d o l o g i e s t h a t p ro v i d e a r t i s t i c o u t c o m e s t h a t p l a y t o t h e r a t i o n a l a n d m o re c o o l l y i n t e l le c t u a l , a s i s t h e c a s e w i t h t h e p e r f o r a t e d v e s s e l + c o n t e n t s . A t t h e s a m e t i m e I a m m a k i n g o t h e r w o r k s i n w h i c h t h e re s u l t s a re m u c h le s s r a t i o n a l , a l i t t le h a rd e r t o e x p l a i n a n d c e r t a i n l y m o re r i c h l y f e l t t h a n i n t e l le c t u a l i z e d . I f i n d d e e p s a t i s f a c t i o n i n c re a t i n g i n b o t h w a y s . I w o r k w i t h a f o r m v o c a b u l a r y t h a t c o u l d b e c h a r a c t e r i z e d a s s o f t a n d g e o m e t r i c . T h e c i rc le , o v o i d a n d re c t a n g le e t c . a re e m p i r i c a l h u m a n i n v e n t i o n s t h a t i n e s s e n c e i d e a l i z e a n d s i m p l i f y t h e c h a o s i n t h e m y r i a d f o r m s f o u n d i n t h e n a t u r a l w o r l d . T h e s h a p e t y p e s t h a t I u s e a n d c l u s t e r a re o p e n - e n d e d re f e re n c e p o i n t s f o r m a n y o f t h e t h i n g s t h a t w e k n o w a n d i n t u i t i v e l y u n d e r s t a n d a b o u t t h e w o r l d a ro u n d u s a n d a t t h e s a m e t i m e t h e y a l s o c o n t i n u e t o re p re s e n t t h e a b s t r a c t . I t w o u l d b e m y h o p e t h e n t h a t t h e re i s a t le a s t s o m e t h i n g s m a l l o f a n e t e r n a l t r u t h e n c o d e d i n w h a t I m a k e .


A R T I S T S TAT E M E N T

W h e t h e r s u r f a c e s a re p o l i s h e d s m o o t h , p e r f o r a t e d o r e n c r u s t e d , w h i le a l l v e r y d i f f e re n t , t h e y d i s p l a y a n i n t e re s t i n g e q u i v a le n c e i n v i s u a l i n t e n s i t y. T i m e p l a y s a n i n t e re s t i n g ro le i n a l l o f t h e w o r k s . T h e p e r f o r a t e d p i e c e s a re s i m p l y a c t s o f d e v o t i o n t h a t re q u i re c o u n t le s s h o u r s o f t i m e t o c re a t e , o n e h o le a t a t i m e . T h e re s t o f t h e w o r k s w h e t h e r p o l i s h e d s m o o t h o r a g g re g a t e a n d ro u g h , a p p e a r t o h a v e b e c o m e s o v i a t h e f o rc e o f t i m e a n d n a t u r a l phenomenon. In any event the passage of time is understood in all the works whether the objects look t e d i o u s l y m a n u f a c t u re d o r a p p e a r t o h a v e b e e n s o m e t h i n g a n c i e n t t h a t h a s w a s h e d u p . W h i le I w a n t m y w o r k t o b e a n h o m a g e t o t h e h i s t o r y o f c e r a m i c a r t i n a m u l t i t u d e o f w a y s , I d o n o t w a n t i t t o b e t o o c l o s e l y i d e n t i f i e d w i t h a n y h i s t o r i c a l c u l t u r a l s t y le , I p re f e r t h a t i t o p e r a t e s i n t h e m a rg i n s a n d c r a c k s o f c e r a m i c a r t h i s t o r y. I n e i t h e r c a s e t h e v e s s e l s a re f u l l o f a s s o r t e d o b j e c t s , a t o u c h o f h o r ro r v a c u i , i f y o u l i k e . I p re f e r t h a t t h e s e n e w w o r k s a re c o r n u c o p i a - l i k e . E a c h o f t h e v e s s e l s c o n t a i n s a n d o f f e r s u p a g e n e ro u s a b u n d a n c e o f f a m i l i a r & m y s t e r i o u s o b j e c t s , a t re a s u re c h e s t o f s t r a n g e a n d i n t e re s t i n g g i f t s , a l m o s t all at once.


CRUCIBLE WITH CONTENTS SERIES NO. 1

earthenware, terra cotta and terra sigillata clay h 6.5” x w/l 28.5” x d 28.5”


CRUCIBLE WITH CONTENTS SERIES NO. 2

earthenware, terra cotta and terra sigillata clay h 16” x w/l 26” x d 26”


RADIANCE AND ABUNDANCE VESSEL SERIES WITH CONTENTS NO. 1

earthenware, colored terra cotta and sigillata clay h 14” x w/l 25” x d 25”


RADIANCE AND ABUNDANCE VESSEL SERIES WITH CONTENTS NO. 2

earthenware, colored terra cotta and sigillata clay h 10” x w/l 24” x d 24”


RADIANCE AND ABUNDANCE VESSEL SERIES WITH CONTENTS NO. 3

earthenware, terra cotta and terra sigillata clay h 8.5” x w/l 18.5” x d 18.5”


RADIANCE AND ABUNDANCE VESSEL SERIES WITH CONTENTS NO. 4

earthenware, colored terra cotta and sigillata clay h 6.5” x w/l 24” x d 22”


P E R F O R AT E D V E S S E L S E R I E S W I T H CONTENTS NO. 6

earthenware cl ay with crystalline matte glaze h 9.5” x w/l 24.5” x d 24.5”


P E R F O R AT E D V E S S E L S E R I E S W I T H CONTENTS NO. 9

earthenware cl ay with crystalline matte glaze h 9” x w/l 24” x d 24”


P E R F O R AT E D V E S S E L S E R I E S W I T H CONTENTS NO. 5

earthenware cl ay with crystalline matte glaze h 8.25” x w/l 18.5” x d 18.5”


P E R F O R AT E D V E S S E L S E R I E S W I T H CONTENTS NO. 8

earthenware cl ay with crystalline matte glaze h 7” x w/l 24” x d 22”


P E R F O R AT E D V E S S E L S E R I E S W I T H CONTENTS NO. 7

earthenware cl ay with crystalline matte glaze h 5” x w/l 32” x d 13”


P E R F O R AT E D V E S S E L A N D C O N T E N T S

earthenware cl ay with crystalline matte glaze h 7” x w/l 19” x d 13.5”


C Y L I N D E R W I T H AT TA C H M E N T S N O . 1

earthenware, multiple fired with l ayered glazes and terra sigillata clay h 8.5” x w/l 4.75” x d 4.75”

C Y L I N D E R W I T H AT TA C H M E N T S N O . 2

earthenware, multiple fired with l ayered glazes and terra sigillata clay h 7” x w/l 4.75” x d 4.75”


C Y L I N D E R W I T H AT TA C H M E N T S N O . 3

earthenware, multiple fired with l ayered glazes and terra sigillata clay h 8.25” x w/l 5.25” x d 5.25”

C Y L I N D E R W I T H AT TA C H M E N T S N O . 4

earthenware, multiple fired with l ayered glazes and terra sigillata clay h 10” x w/l 4.75” x d 4.75”


C Y L I N D E R W I T H AT TA C H M E N T S N O . 5

earthenware, multiple fired with l ayered glazes and terra sigillata clay h 13.5” x w/l 4” x d 4”

C Y L I N D E R W I T H AT TA C H M E N T S N O . 6

earthenware, multiple fired with l ayered glazes and terra sigillata clay h 12” x w/l 5.25” x d 5.25”


C Y L I N D E R W I T H AT TA C H M E N T S N O . 7

earthenware, multiple fired with l ayered glazes and terra sigillata clay h 12.75” x w/l 6.5” x d 6.5”

C Y L I N D E R W I T H AT TA C H M E N T S N O . 8

earthenware, multiple fired with l ayered g l a z e s, t e r r a s i g i l l ata c l ay, gold and silver luster h 16.75” x w/l 5.5” x d 5.5”


E D U C AT I O N 1988

N e w Yo r k S t a t e C o l l e g e o f C e r a m i c s a t A l f r e d U n i v e r s i t y , M FA , A l f r e d , N Y

1978-1981

Shimaoka Pottery, Mashiko, Japan

1978

A s s i s t a n t t o M r. S h i m a o k a ( n a m e d l i v i n g n a t i o n a l t r e a s u r e 1 9 9 6 ) C a l i fo r n i a S t a t e U n i ve rs i t y , L o n g B e a c h , B FA , L o n g B e a c h , CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2012

Hedge Gallery, San Francisco, CA Pierre Marie Giraud, Brussels, Belgium

2009

Frank Lloyd Galler y, Los Angeles, CA

2008

Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Brussels, Belgium

2007

Frank Lloyd Galler y, Los Angeles, CA

2006

Har vey Meadows Galler y, A spen, CO

2004

Frank Lloyd Galler y,

2002

Gar th Cl ar k Galler y, New Yor k, N Y

2001

Frank Lloyd Galler y, Los Angeles, CA

2000

Gar th Cl ar k Galler y, New Yor k, N Y

1998

Frank Lloyd Galler y, Los Angeles, CA

1997

Gar th Cl ar k Galler y, New Yor k, N Y

1996

Frank Lloyd Galler y, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Frank Lloyd Galler y, Los Angeles, CA Gar th Cl ar k Galler y, New Yor k, N Y

1995

Gar th Cl ar k Galler y, New Yor k, N Y

1994

Winfield Galler y, Carmel, CA To h - A r t S p a c e , S e o u l , S o u t h K o r e a

1993

Gar th Clark Galler y, Los Angeles, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2012

Légèreté?, Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium

2011

Design Miami, Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Miami Beach, FL

2010

Design Miami/Basel, Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Basel, Switzerland Te f a f S h o w c a s e , G a l e r i e P i e r re M a r i e G i r a u d , M a a s t r i c h t , T h e N e t h e r l a n d s

2009

Pavillion des Arts et du Design, Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Paris, France Variations of White, Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Brussels, Belgium Design Miami/Basel, Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Basel, Switzerland


2008

Pavillion des Arts et du Design, Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Paris, France Design Miami/Basel, Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Basel, Switzerland Design Art London, Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, London, United Kingdom

2007

Pavillion des Arts et du Design, Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Paris, France

2005

Frank Lloyd Gallery

3 person invitational, Santa Monica, CA

Contemporary Ceramics, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA Tr a n s C e r a m i c A r t / 3 r d W o r l d C e r a m i c B i e n n a l e , S o u t h K o r e a Mostra, Piazza Casali, Cortona, Italy Organic A bstr ac tion Gar th Cl ar k Galler y, New Yor k, N Y Perforations

I n v i t a t i o n a l , N o r t h e r n C l a y C e n t e r, M i n n e a p o l i s , M N

2004

Scripps 60th Annual Exhibition, Claremont, CA

2002

Foshan Museum of Contemporary Art, Foshan, China Gar th Cl ar k Galler y, Blue & W hite Radical Group Inv itational, New Yor k, N Y Group Invitational, Sherr y Leedy Galler y, Kansas Cit y, MO T h e A r t f u l Te a p o t , t r a v e l i n g e x h i b i t i o n , 4 v e n u e s New Acquisitions, Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ New Acquisitions, Daum Museum of Art, Sedalia, MO Idyllwild Ar t Center Guest Facult y, Idyllwild, CA

2000

Defining Moments in Contemporary Ceramics, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA Tr a v e l s t o :

K e m p e r M u s e u m , Tu c s o n M u s e u m , M e m o r i a l A r t G a l l e r y, R o c h e s t e r, N Y

1999

California Craft: Laguna Beach Museum of Art, invited, Laguna Beach, CA

1997

The Splendor of Porcelain, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA The Power of the Centre,

Pewabic Pottter y, Detroit, MI

The Building of a Collection, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI 5 0 Year s of Souther n Califor nia Cer amic s, Long Beach Museum, Long Beach, CA Southern California Ceramic Ar t: A Sur vey,

Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

Faculty / resident artist exhibition, Cortona, Italy Southern California Ceramic Ar t: A Sur vey, Pasadena Cit y College, Pasadena, CA Faculty / resident artist exhibition, Cortona, Italy

1996

Vessels, Armor y Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA Joanne Rapp Galler y, Scottsdale, A Z

1995

T h e E s s e n t i a l O b j e c t , P a l o A l t o C u l t u r a l C e n t e r, P a l o A l t o , C A Scripps 52nd Ceramic Annual, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

1994

S e o u l A r t C e n t e r, S e o u l , S o u t h K o r e a


Nature, Revolution, Detroit, MI

1993

California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA

1992

New and Notable Acquisitions, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI Swidler Galler y, Detroit, MI

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS Museum of A r t & Design, New Yor k, N Y Metropolitan Museum of A r t, New Yor k, N Y Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA Museum of Contemporary International Ceramic Art, Inchon, South Korea San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA Minneapolis Institute for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN Ta i p e i C e r a m i c s M u s e u m , Ta i p e i , Ta i w a n Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI G a r d i n e r M u s e u m o f C e r a m i c A r t , To r o n to , C a n a d a Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI A S U A r t M u s e u m , Te m p e , A Z Foshan Museum of Contemporary Art, Foshan, China Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA Daum Museum, Sedalia, MO Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI Resnik Collection of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA F o o t h i l l s A r t C e n t e r, G o l d e n , C O M e n d o c i n o A r t C e n t e r, M e n d o c i n o , C A General Mills Corporation, Minneapolis, MN Alfred Universit y, Alfred, NY Monterey Museum of Ar t, Monterey, CA Napa Valley College, Saint Helena, CA W a l n u t C r e e k A r t C e n t e r, W a l n u t C r e e k , C A Ta k u m i F o l k A r t G a l l e r y, To k y o , J a p a n Jinro Cultural Foundation, Seoul, Korea


Hong-Ik Universit y, Seoul, South Korea P a l o A l t o C u l t u r a l C e n t e r, P a l o A l t o , C A Downey Museum of Ar t, Downey, CA Anderson Consulting, Los Angeles, CA AT&T, C e r r i t o s , C A

R E S I D E N C I E S / PA N E L S / H O N O R S 2013

Archie Bray Foundation, Invited Voulkos Fellow Resident, Helena, MT

2012

I n v i t e d I n t e r n a t i o n a l J u r o r, G y e o n g g i I n t e r n a t i o n a l C e r a m i c s B i e n n a l e , I c h e o n , S o u t h K o r e a

2010

Invited facult y, Universit y of Georgia, Cor tona, Italy

2008

Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

2005

A r t i s t i n R e s i d e n c e , N o r t h e r n C l a y C e n t e r, M i n n e a p o l i s , M N I n v i t e d c u r a t o r, S c r i p p s 61s t N a t i o n a l C e r a m i c s E x h i b i t i o n , C l a r e m o n t , C A I n v i t e d s p e a k e r, 3 r d W o r l d C e r a m i c B i e n n a l e , I c h e o n , S o u t h K o r e a

2002

Panel participant, Southern California Ceramics, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

2000

P a n e l m o d e r a t o r, H o w V a l u e i s C r e a t e d N c e c a C o n f e r e n c e , D e n v e r, C O

1998

Individual artist fellowship, Public Corporation for the Arts, Long Beach, CA Distinguished Facult y Scholarly and Creative Achievement Award, California State Universit y,Long Beach, CA

1997

Guest facult y, Cor tona, Italy - via Universit y of Georgia, Athens, GA

1996

Drockman Distinguished Alumni Aw ard, Alfred Univer sit y, New Yor k, N Y

1994

4th Annual Jinro Ceramics International Artist Workshop, Seoul, South Korea Artist and Creativity Panel Discussion, Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Contemporar y American Ceramics Panel Discussion, Hong-Ik Universit y, Seoul, South Korea

VISITING ARTIST/ WORKSHOPS/ INVITED LECTURES CCACA Conference, Davis, CA San Diego State University, San Diego, CA Fresno State University, Fresno, CA University Southern California, Los Angeles, CA E l C a m i n o C o l l e g e , To r r a n c e , C A University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO


University of Missouri, Columbia, MO Northern Clay Center Minneapolis, MN University of Georgia Athens/Cortona, Italy Studies Abroad Program, Athens, GA/Cortona, Italy Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN San Jose State University, San Jose, CA Ta i n a n G r a d u a t e S c h o o l o f C e r a m i c A r t , Ta i n a n , Ta i w a n Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM Haystack School of Craft, Deer Isle, ME Anderson Ranch, Summer Workshop, Snowmass Village, CO G a rd i n e r M u s e u m o f C e r a m i c A r t , To ro n t o , C a n a d a R o c h e s t e r I n s t i t u t e o f Te c h n o l o g y , R o c h e s t e r , N Y Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea Oakland Museum, Panel Discussion, Oakland, CA Foshan International Ceramics Conference, Foshan, China Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO Michigan State University, Lansing, MI Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL University Colorado, Boulder, CO Idyllwild Center for the Arts, Idyllwild, CA Nceca, National Conference for Education on the Ceramic Arts, panel moderator, Denver, CO

Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Ceramics Millennium Conference, Amsterdam, lecture, Amsterdam, Netherlands Alfred University, College of Ceramics, Summer Session Faculty, Alfred, NY Nova Scotia School of Art & Design, Halifax, Canada Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA Kent State University, Kent, OH University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Cortona, Italy, via University of Georgia, Athens, GA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA N e w Yo r k U n i v e r s i t y , N e w Yo r k , N Y P a r s o n s S c h o o l o f D e s i g n , N e w Yo r k , N Y A l f r e d U n i v e r s i t y , N e w Yo r k ,

NY


H u n t e r C o l l e g e , N e w Yo r k , N Y Kent State University, OH University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Northern Clay Center Minneapolis, MN University of Georgia Athens/Cortona, Italy Studies Abroad Program, Athens, GA/Cortona, Italy Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN San Jose State University, San Jose, CA Pomona College, Pomona, CA Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA General Mills Corporation, Minneapolis, MN Alfred University, Alfred, NY Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ Santa Rosa Community College, Santa Rosa, CA Hong-Ik University, Seoul, South Korea University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI Institute for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR Archie B. Ray Foundation, Helena, MO University of Washington, Seattle, WA Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada


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