LOCATION: Plinth Gallery - 3520 Brighton Blvd

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  • Tue, Apr 7, 2020 - Fri, Jun 5, 2020

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Plinth Gallery is pleased to present a digital exhibition of the ceramic work of Curtis Hoard.

Curtis Hoard has been making masterworks in clay for 50 years. In 1959 after graduating from high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he spent the next two years serving his country as a Sea-Bee. Curtis attended Wisconsin State University, River Falls where he received his Bachelor in Science in 1965. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, receiving a Master in Fine Arts degree in 1967. From 1967 to 2008, Curtis was a professor of art at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota where he is currently Professor Emeritus.

Hoard's ceramic work engages the viewer with sculptures of bright colors and bold decorations, deftly rendered onto strong asymmetrical forms. From hand-built large platters to geometric vases and containers, the trajectory of his ceramics has always been prompted by simple exploration of form and the space that surrounds them. A skilled draftsman, some pieces contain sketch like drawings both figurative as well as abstract. The drawings meld easily into humorous figurative sculpture with heads and outstretched arms.

Curt Hoard is an authentic polymath, with a voluminous body of ceramic work created over a lengthy career as an educator and practicing artist.

Our current online exhibition will be installed in the gallery with a planned opening on June 5th, only if there is a change in social distancing allowing non-essential business to reopen as the Covid-19 virus curve flattens out.

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