Trisha Baga: Ceramics Club
Trisha Baga, installation view, LOAF / Société / Berlin, 2016
224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02478
As the 2017 Josep Lluis Sert Practitioner in the Arts, Trisha Baga will lead an open ceramics session at Harvard Ceramics Studio. The event will be the culmination of workshops with students that explore the performative and political capacities of clay. Screening of her work to follow the workshop at the Harvard Ed Portal next door.
Free and open to the public. RSVP here.
Baga is a founding member, with Pam Lins, of the ceramic club, cc, in New York which has met monthly since 2007 to make “chicken legs, ears, pizza huts, vagina bowls, vagina one hitters, tacos, rocks and blocks, bricks, snake skins, pickles, whistles….” as well as protest signs and busts of Hillary Clinton. Since 2011, the group has met and been generously supported by Greenwich House Pottery in the West Village. She is best known for immersive installations that project video through fields of hand-wrought objects that consider the operations of looking as an embodied experience. Her work follows the aggregate and distracted logic of internet browsing and scanning, fusing screen and space in a scattered yet fluid gestures.
Baga was born in Venice, Florida in 1985 and lives and works in New York. She received her BFA at Cooper Union in 2007 and her MFA at Bard College in 2010. She has had solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Vilma Gold Gallery, London, and the Kunstverein Munich, and has shown her work at Greene Naftali Gallery, EAI, PS1, Johann Koenig Gallery, Performa09, The Housatonic Museum, LAXART, and El Centro Cultural Montehermoso. She has an upcoming exhibition at 356 Mission, Los Angeles in 2017.
Ceramics Program–Office for the Arts at Harvard
The Ceramics Program is a creative studio and laboratory study environment for the Harvard community, international artists, scholars and scientists. For almost 50 years the Ceramics Program has served Harvard University and the greater community with its exciting educational offerings.Courses are offered over three semesters at all levels, as well as occasional events for undergraduates, like Clay All Night events, and workshops for FAS courses and student groups. Complementing the wide range of courses are lectures, master classes, and demonstrations by visiting artists and ceramics involving potters, sculptors, art historians and archaeologists from all over the world. Special thanks to Kathy King, Director of Education.
Harvard Ed Portal
The Harvard Ed Portal is an innovative collaborative partnership involving Harvard University, the City of Boston, the Harvard Allston Task Force, and the Allston-Brighton community. Located at the crossroads of the North Allston Brighton neighborhood and Harvard’s campus, the Ed Portal serves as a physical place for members of the Allston Brighton and Harvard communities to come together to share ideas and learn from one another. The Ed Portal fosters innovative ways of learning and provides programming in creative and performing arts; science and technology; wellness and recreation; and economic, workforce, and professional development for learners of all ages.