Contemporary Arts Museum Houston


Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 – Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

06:30 PM – 08:00 PM


Annabeth Rosen in Context: Ceramics in the 1980s and Beyond

Since the early 1980s, Annabeth Rosen has made ceramic sculpture that utilizes accumulation as a primary approach to form building. A prolific and gifted artist, Rosen is underknown but significant: she is one of the few women ceramists to make large-scale biomorphic forms using a painterly approach.

Join renowned Art Historian Jenni Sorkin as she examines Rosen in context, in relation to the history of post-war ceramics, and its intersections with sculpture, painting, and installation.

Stick around after the lecture to get an Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped catalgoue signed by artist Annabeth Rosen and catalogue contributor Jenni Sorkin. Catalogues are available for purchase at the Museum Shop.

6:30–7:30PM: Lecture with Jenni Sorkin
7:30–8PM: Catalogue Signing with Annabeth Rosen and Jenni Sorkin

About Jenni Sorkin
Jenni Sorkin is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History at University of California, Santa Barbara. She holds a PhD in the History of Art from Yale University. She has received fellowships from the ACLS, the Luce Foundation, and the Getty Research Institute. She writes on the intersection between gender, craft, material culture, and contemporary art. In 2016, she co-curated, with Paul Schimmel, "Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016," the inaugural exhibition at Hauser & Wirth in Los Angeles. She recently published Live Form: Women, Ceramics and Community (The University of Chicago Press2016), which examines gender and post-war ceramics practice at Black Mountain College and other utopian communities.


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