Complicated expressions of sexuality, gender identity, and queerness take form in the contemporary ceramics featured in a new exhibit at the Northern Clay Center's Main Gallery in Minneapolis.
"Sexual Politics: Gender, Sexuality, and Queerness in Contemporary Ceramics" features six artists, in a variety of stages in their careers, giving voice to themes of sexual politics, from quiet suggestions to overt statements, in a full variety of ceramic expressions: functional vessels, wall tiles, and sculptural forms.
In the past four decades, our society has seen dramatic shifts in the visibility and social acceptance of sexual and gender identities and expressions once dismissed simply as deviant. Through humor, irony, and tension, "Sexual Politics" aims to acknowledge these changes and invite the viewer in.
"Sexual Politics: Gender, Sexuality, and Queerness in Contemporary Ceramics"
Curated by Kelly Connole at the Northern Clay Center
March 13 to April 26, 2015
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN 55406