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Meditation on Material: John Mason’s Firebrick Installations Opening

September 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery
251 E. 11th St.
Claremont, 91711
Colleen Salomon

Los Angeles was the site of a “revolution in clay” in which a small group of artists challenged studio pottery’s traditional focus on utilitarian ware to create sculptural forms. One of the central figures, John Mason, emerged as a sculptor of power, creating new works in clay that claimed equal footing with art in other media. Mason went on to work with clay and space as a visionary. In his Hudson River Series, Mason turned to manufactured firebricks as a medium, revealing most distinctly his deep interest in the role of the viewer and his fascination with the process of perception. The John Mason exhibition at the Williamson focuses on an installation that Mason created in preparation for the series, one that reveals much of his thinking for the work yet to come. Join us for live music and light refreshments at the opening of this extraordinary show.

This event is presented by Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery