Tempered Beasts

Tempered Beasts

Tempered Beasts wrestles with questions of consumption, commodification, and identification by creating animal forms that capture the very essence of what makes us human—and animal.
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Artist Talk - Adriel Tong
Thu Sep 21st 6PM CST
On view
Sep 22nd - Nov 5th
Artist Talk - Alessandro Gallo and Russell Wrankle
Thu Oct 19th 6PM - 7PM CST
Reception
Fri Oct 20th 6PM - 8PM CST
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis ( map )

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Tempered Beasts will explore expressions of the human condition through the use of animal imagery. Animals permeate the ceramic lexicon in both contemporary practice and throughout history—from cave paintings to garden protectors, visceral sculptures to playful vessels. Our relationship with animal beings is complicated as their role in our collective experience shifts from food source to family member, wild creature to domesticated friend. Humans determine the value placed on life—whether of our planet or its inhabitants—while often discounting our own animal instincts. The artists included in Tempered Beasts wrestle with questions of consumption, commodification, and identification by creating animal forms that capture the very essence of what makes us human—and animal. Participating artists include: Alessandro Gallo, Crystal Morey, Lindsay Pichaske, Adriel Tong, and Russell Wrankle.



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