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Anne Currier is a sculptor whose medium is ceramic. Her sculptures have been exhibited nationally and internationally and are in numerous private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyung-ju, South Korea; and the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Ms. Currier is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Virginia A. Groot Foundation, Alfred University, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, and the American Crafts Council. She has collaborated with Boston Valley Terra Cotta of Orchard Park, NY on commissions for signature, architectural ceramic tile walls.
Ms. Currier is professor emerita from Alfred University, NY. She lives in Scio, NY with her husband George Hrycun, an artist and avid fly fisherman.
noun (plural) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
image or drawing object distorted in such a way that it becomes recognizable only when viewed in a specified manner or through a special device.
b. the process by which such
images or drawings objects are produced.
2. the evolution of one type of organism from another by a series of gradual changes.
from Greek, from anamorphoun to transform, from morphē form, shape
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I make ceramic sculptures that are shaped by the interplay of masses and voids. Absence and presence, light and shadow, stasis and motion are subject matter. The dimensional tension and dynamics of human figures found in Greek and Buddhist temple pediments, and most recently, the structural flatness and synthesis of planar shapes in Cubist still life paintings intrigue me.
The rich, tonal subtleties of winter hues that I experience in Allegany County are sources for color: slate grays, deep rusts, and cool tans. The subdued colors and sand-like glazed surfaces direct focus to other associations and create ambiguities about visual and tactile perceptions.
My process for discovery and making has been a layered and organic pursuit. Interior and exterior curves of cylinders and cones in concert with the angles and directions of edges and planes: these elements are infinitely connectable and interchangeable in time and space.