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Arts & Entertainment - July 19, 2019

Liu Jianhua: The clay's the thing

Pace Gallery presents bold experiments using an ancient medium

by Sheryl Nonnenberg

For its first summer offering (on view until Aug. 4), Pace Gallery is presenting a solo exhibition of ceramic works by Liu Jianhua, one of China's best-known artists. If that sentence conjures up images of pots, vases and other functional ware, you are in for a surprise. Jianhua has taken this age-old material and done things that not only defy the physical limits of the medium but almost everything that one might expect from objects created from clay.

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Freelance writer Sheryl Nonnenberg can be emailed at [email protected]

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