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Laguna Art Museum announces Adam Silverman: Clay and Space

Laguna Art Museum presents Adam Silverman: Clay and Space an exhibition on view October 27, 2013-January 19, 2014.

In his first museum exhibition, renowned potter Adam Silverman creates a series of installations ranging from displays of his pots in various settings to video pieces. The theme that runs through Adam Silverman: Clay and Space is the relation of art to nature. Silverman brings to his pottery both an architectural sensibility and a keen response to natural forms and materials—the spiral growth of sea shells, the textures of coral and barnacles, the rhythms of the tide, waves and seaweed, clay and wood.
The exhibition coincides with the publication by Skira Rizzoli of the first book on Silverman’s work, Adam Silverman Ceramics. “Adam Silverman’s pottery thrives on duality,” writes artist Shepard Fairey in the book’s foreword. “ Beautiful and ugly, refined and unpredictable, resolved and organic . . . His pots and sculptures are a harmony of contrasts in the search for perfect imperfection.”
Silverman’s passion for clay began 25 years ago at the University of Colorado. He continued his education at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied architecture, art, and design. He moved to Los Angeles in 1988 and practiced architecture before co-founding X-Large and X-Girl clothing. He has worked full-time as a potter since 2002, exhibiting widely in the U.S. and Japan. Since 2008 he has been studio director of Heath Ceramics.
Adam Silverman: Clay and Space will form part of the museum’s upcoming Art & Nature event, a multidisciplinary celebration of art’s engagement with the natural world, which is scheduled for November 7-10, 2013 and is generously supported by the Draper Family Foundation Fund and an anonymous donor.