An exciting and thought-provoking exhibition, Pop Art & Pots celebrates the ‘popular’ in 20th and 21st century art. Focusing on the spheres of Pop Art and Contemporary Craft (in the form of ceramics) it will consider why both art movements have, in their own way, been subject to misinterpretation and to designation as low art forms.
In an attempt to rethink previous representations which muddy our appreciation of Craft in relation to the glamour of the Pop Art movement of the 1950s and onwards, this exhibition will showcase new ceramics by selected members of the Northern Potters Association, alongside prints from Pop Art superstars such as Sir Peter Blake: in doing so, offering up an exhibition which pitches Pop Art and Craft on an even playing field.
Celebrating 40 years of the Northern Potters Association, we are delighted to be presenting new work by 10 artist-makers from the North - Alison Brayshaw, Barbara Wood, Bev Seth, Josie Walter, Michelle Freemantle, Penny Withers, Katie Braida, Charlotte Morrison and Harriet McKenzie. Limited edition prints by the renowned Sir Peter Blake, produced in association with Enitharmon Press and in response to the well-known, if quirky, tale of Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood will also be on show. Additional, and perhaps more traditionally Pop Art prints by Eduardo Paolozzi, Robert Rauschenburg and others will also be on show.
The exhibition will run from Friday 3 February to Saturday 4 March at Lotte Inch Gallery. A preview event, including an opportunity to meet many of the makers in the show, will take place on Saturday 4 February from 2pm, with refreshments kindly sponsored by Hotel du Vin, York.
Opening times are: Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 5.30pm. Other times by appointment.