Christie Brown - recent sculpture

Brown, C. 2001. Christie Brown - recent sculpture. New York

TitleChristie Brown - recent sculpture
CreatorsBrown, C.
Description

Solo show which aimed to explore ideas about the relationship between ceramic material and myths of creation by making a substantial group of figurative work based on fabled characters such as Prometheus and the Golem. The research project explored connections between material and concept through the use of archaic narratives from mythology.

It established the importance of historic continuity as a major element in Brown’s practice, through stylistic references to

archaeology and archaic artefacts. The artefacts offer a contribution to the figurative language of ceramics and to the dialogue

within the discipline about the relevance of material based practice in contemporary visual culture.

Brown researched creation narratives and myths and made several drawings from life to develop the models for the ceramic

figures’ moulds. These were cast from stoneware and brick clay and assembled in sections. Pieces include: Prometheus, Kalos

Thanatos, Minerva’s Helpers 1&2 , Portrait of the Golem, Portrait of Prometheus, Heads from The Glyptotek, Ex Votos for a

Broken Heart.

Perimeter Gallery is well established as a gallery with a serious interest in ceramics as contemporary sculpture, showing work

by Antony Caro and Peter Volkous amongst others. The exhibition, supported by the British Council, gave Brown an opportunity

to establish her contribution to this context internationally. A major work from the exhibition, The Delphic Twins, was acquired by

the Museum of Fine Arts in Racine, Illinois.

The themes were explored further in group exhibitions both in the UK and abroad including British Studio Ceramics at the

Philadelphia Clay Studio; Figurative Ceramics curated by Michael Flynn at the Crafts Council in the V&A, accompanying the

publication of Flynn’s book; and Sterling Stuff, a group show originating at Gallery Pangolin, which toured both to Iceland and to

the Friends Room at the Royal Academy and included major artists such as Antony Gormley, Nicola Hicks and Damien Hirst.

Date2001
EventPerimeter Gallery

Related outputs

Contemporary Clay and Museum Culture
Brown, C. Brown, C., Stair, J. and Twomey, C. (ed.) 2016. Contemporary Clay and Museum Culture. Abingdon, Oxon Routledge.

Working and dreaming, paper given at Earth, Energy, the 47th Annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference 2013
Brown, C. 2013. Working and dreaming, paper given at Earth, Energy, the 47th Annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference 2013. NCECA Journal. 34.

Sculptural ceramics
Brown, C. 2013. Sculptural ceramics.

Marking the line: ceramics and architecture
Brown, C. 2013. Marking the line: ceramics and architecture.

Award
Brown, C. 2013. Award. The Potteries Museum and Art gallery and the Spode factory, Stoke-on-Trent

Tradition and innovation: five decades of Harrow ceramics
Brown, C. 2012. Tradition and innovation: five decades of Harrow ceramics.

DreamWork
Brown, C. 2012. DreamWork.

Anxiety of endeavour: personal recollections of Harrow
Brown, C. 2012. Anxiety of endeavour: personal recollections of Harrow. in: Tradition and innovation: five decades of Harrow ceramics (exhibition catalogue) Ceramics Research Group.

Another room
Brown, C. 2012. Another room.

Lost and found
Brown, C. 2011. Lost and found. Pangolin Gallery, London

The human animal hybrid
Brown, C. 2010. The human animal hybrid. Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, USA

The Taiwan Ceramic Biennale 2010
Brown, C. 2010. The Taiwan Ceramic Biennale 2010. Taipei, Taiwan

In the playroom: a work in progress
Brown, C. 2010. In the playroom: a work in progress. The Go-Between Conference. University of Glamorgan and National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

Hybrid toys
Brown, C. 2010. Hybrid toys.

Hermaphrodites
Brown, C. 2010. Hermaphrodites. Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

Crucible
Brown, C. 2010. Crucible. Gloucester Cathedral with Gallery Pangolin

Reflection in action: practice-based research in the UK
Brown, C. 2009. Reflection in action: practice-based research in the UK. 43rd Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Phoenix, Arizona 08 - 11 Apr 2009

Fire and Brimstone
Brown, C. 2009. Fire and Brimstone. Gallery Pangolin, Stroud

Ceramics from Great Britain
Brown, C. 2009. Ceramics from Great Britain. Galerie fur Angewandte Kunst, Munich

Sterling Stuff 2
Brown, C. 2008. Sterling Stuff 2. Pangolin London, King's Place, London

Myths and Legends
Brown, C. 2008. Myths and Legends. Contemporary Applied Arts, London

After life
Brown, C. 2007. After life.

Foundation deposits
Brown, C. 2006. Foundation deposits.

Embodying transformation
Brown, C. 2006. Embodying transformation. Interpreting Ceramics. 8.

Collective traces
Brown, C. 2006. Collective traces. Ceramics Technical. 23.

Collective traces
Brown, C. 2006. Collective traces. University College London

The Fragmented Figure
Brown, C. 2005. The Fragmented Figure. UWIC, Cardiff

Body Language
Brown, C. 2005. Body Language. Gallery Pangolin, Stroud

Christie Brown, Heidi Morstang
Brown, C. 2004. Christie Brown, Heidi Morstang. London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow

Sterling stuff
Brown, C. 2003. Sterling stuff. Museum Sigismond Olafsson, Reykjavic, Iceland and Friends Room, Royal Academy, London

Between the dog and the wolf
Brown, C. 2003. Between the dog and the wolf. Kingsgate Gallery, London

Child of glass
Brown, C. 2002. Child of glass. Gallery Pangolin, Stroud, Gloucester

Red Olympia, Portrait Bust, The Glyptotek
Brown, C. 2001. Red Olympia, Portrait Bust, The Glyptotek. V&A Museum, London

Red Galateea, Galatea's Helper
Brown, C. 2001. Red Galateea, Galatea's Helper. Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool

Portrait of the Golem, Portrait of Prometheus, The Glypotek
Brown, C. 2001. Portrait of the Golem, Portrait of Prometheus, The Glypotek. WDO Gallery, Charlotte USA

Portrait of Pygmalion, Portrait of Galatea, the Glyptotek
Brown, C. 2001. Portrait of Pygmalion, Portrait of Galatea, the Glyptotek. Philadelphia Clay Studio, USA

Family portraits
Brown, C. 2001. Family portraits. Craftspace Touring at the Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham

Child of Glass Head
Brown, C. 2001. Child of Glass Head. Quenington Sculpture Trust, Gloucestershire

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