Annabeth Rosen Exhibits at Michigan’s Cranbrook Art Museum
Annabeth Rosen, professor of art, has a solo exhibition, “Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped,” opening on Nov. 17 at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Blooming Hill, MI. The exhibition runs through March 10, 2019.
“Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped” is Rosen’s first major museum survey that chronicles more than 20 years of her practice. A 1981 graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art and a critically-acclaimed pioneer in the field of ceramics, Rosen brings a deep knowledge of the material’s history and processes to the realm of contemporary art.
The exhibition comes to Cranbrook from the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston where it debuted in 2017. It was curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver. Oliver and Rosen will both discuss the exhibition at a public lecture at Cranbrook Art Museum on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 1-3pm.
The exhibition features more than 100 pieces and includes large-scale works on paper that mirror the trajectory of the work executed in clay. Speaking to dualities of her art, Rosen has said, “Much of the work is made with already fired parts broken, reassembled, re-glazed, and re-fired with the addition of wet clay elements if necessary. I work with a hammer and chisel, and I think of the fired pieces as being as fluid and malleable as wet clay.”