Calendar: Art Talk: Nicole Cherubini on George Ohr

Event Description

Artist Nicole Cherubini, whose newest body of sculptures are currently on view at PAMM, will speak about the works of the revolutionary ceramicist George Ohr and his artistic process, including his inventive experimentation with clay.

George Ohr's (b. 1887-d. 1918) technique of manipulating clay through pinching, twisting and folding was radical during the early 20th century. Focusing on expressive forms, Ohr willingly neglected the demand for colorful and glazed pots, ignoring clay's functional and decorative properties.

For Pérez Art Museum Miami's Project Gallery series, Nicole Cherubini (b. 1970, Boston) created a new body of interrelated free-standing and wall-based works. Comprised of a diversity of objects, this exhibition responds to the architecture of the space and expands on the artist's previous bodies of work. The installation incorporates new shapes into the artist's lexicon and new materials, combining clay and wooden support panels that allow for a renewed consideration of scale.

Nicole Cherubini was born in Boston in 1970 and lives and works between New York and East Chatham, New York. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, and her MFA from New York University. She has presented solo exhibitions at the Santa Monica Museum of Art; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York; Jersey City Museum, New Jersey; and La Panadería, Mexico City. Her works have been included in group exhibitions at institutions such as the Boston University Art Gallery; Boston Center for the Arts; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Permanenten: The West Norway Museum of Decorative Art, Bergen; Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence; MoMA PS1, Long Island City; and SculptureCenter, Long Island City