Opening Reception for Dirk Staschke, Ceramic Sculpture Artist
Meet international artist, Dirk Staschke, at the opening reception and meet and greet at the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), AT 399 N. Garey Ave. Pomona. The inaugural show will be in the new exhibition gallery designed by Annie Chu of Chu + Gooding Architects.
Dirk Staschke is a Portland, Oregon ceramic sculptor, visiting the Inland Empire for the first time. Staschke will exhibit Nature Morte, an exhibition of transgressive, lavish ceramic sculptures inspired by the Flemish and Danish Vanitas paintings of the 16th and 17th centuries at the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), the largest ceramics-only museum in the United States. These works offer a stunning commentary on contemporary craving, overconsumption and excess.
Artist lecture will be from 5p.m. - 6p.m. Opening reception event is free to the public with light refreshments served during reception and ends at 8p.m.
AMOCA is a museum dedicated to telling the story of a single material - clay, one of the oldest materials in the world and a fundamental part of everyone's life. Clay, both in its natural form and when converted into ceramic form when fired-is a versatile, ancient medium that is still being explored and studied by today's artists, scientists, and historians. AMOCA champions the art, history, creation and technology of clay and ceramics. We serve as steward to one of the foremost ceramic art collections in the world which includes industrial, factory and hand-made or studio ceramics ranging from Pre-Columbian to contemporary pieces and from functional work to sculptural fine art. We are a dynamic institution that actively collects, preserves, educates and shares the experience of clay. Our campus is located in an area of Southern California that has an exceptionally rich and vibrant ceramics tradition.