Group Exhibition
15 October 2021–7 May 2022

Jonathan Baldock features in 'Human Conditions of Clay'

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales touring to Hansard Gallery, Southampton, England

Curated by Deborah Smith, 'Human Conditions of Clay' explores expressions of humanity in the material use of clay. The artists included in the presentation demonstrate various uses the material – from installation, animation and works on paper to sculpture, photography and video performance – to convey varied lines of enquiry and their broad interests in history, current affairs, human behaviour, folklore and tradition. 

The exhibition features works from Jonathan Baldock’s 'Maske' series. Within this series of two-dimensional ceramic faces, human expressions are represented through ripples of clay, with cuts and bulges that reveal characteristic features such as ears, eyes and noses.

Artists featured include Pio Abad, Jonathan Baldock, Oliver Beer, William Cobbing, Shawanda Corbett, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Ryan Gander, Antony Gormley, Nancy Herbert, Lubaina Himid, Rachel Kneebone, Lindsey Mendick, Zoë Paul, Tal R, Renee So, Francis Upritchard and Ai Wei Wei.

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