Currently on view at RH Gallery, Pure Clay shares the work of Young Sook Park and Lee Ufan.

Young Sook Park and Lee Ufan first met in 1979 at Park’s gallery in Insadong, Seoul. United by a shared aesthetic rooted in the belief that there is great complexity in simplicity, their initial collaboration produced a minimalist cobalt blue brushstroke that was applied to a series of dinnerware including plates, bowls, tea pots, tea cups and platters. Their collaboration led to terracotta reliefs and large painted plates among other objects. Pure Clay will show these collaborative works for the first time in New York alongside a selection of Young Sook Park and Lee Ufan’s work.

In the adjacent gallery, Contemporary Clay highlights recent ceramic sculpture by a range of artists – Kathy Butterly, Nicole Cherubini, Julia Chiang, Naoki Koide, Jeff Koons, Klara Kristalova, Erin McCutcheon, John O’Reilly, Joyce Robins, Arlene Shechet, Shinique Smith, Paul Swenbeck, Ai Weiwei – many with immediately recognizable names.

Both shows run to August 20, 2011.

RH Gallery
137 Duane Street
New York, NY 10013

Photography by Jacob Breinholt for Curated.

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