of our signature exhibitions returns with an added twist:
an exhibition within an exhibition. VBB will, as usual,
feature works in all media which fit the definition of a
Box, a Vessel, or a Basket
by selected artists nationwide.
This year, in coordination with the Chicago Cultural Centers
mounting of "The Artful Teapot", VBB will also
incorporate a special grouping of teapots, "2 a Tea",
which will remain on exhibition through the end of the
BOXES & BASKETS
is intended to present a survey or "snapshot"
of established and mid-career artisans current work,
and encompasses all major disciplines: ceramic, glass,
metals, and fiber. Perhaps more than any
of our other shows, VBB has been about the object
The definitions of a vessel, a box, or a basket are broad,
and here the function is implied but rarely consummated.
These works are about themselves. Transcending their utilitarian
origins to achieve greater identity,
meaning, and significance. At this level, the object may
be seen more easily as sculpture.
Artist listing (as of 9/15/03)
& Linda Fifield
Pearson (yes... paintings of boxes!)
more detail and additional images
& print quality)
Please click on the medium listings
(opens 10/10; Special Reception 10/18, 6-9pm)
by the Cultural Centers hosting of "The Artful
Teapot", we expect to
30 and 50 teapots ranging from the precious to the whimsical
- including works by a number of the artists represented
in the Kamm collection such as: Michael & Maureen Banner,
Stephen Hansen, Jared Jaffe, and Stephen Fabrico. Paradoxically,
the added constraint of the label teapot" seems
to allow artists much more freedom to create, to entertain,
and to have fun!
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