Gerit Grimm’s Fairytales: In A Time Neither Now Nor Then
October 7, 2017–January 14, 2018
Gerit Grimm standing next to the peddler of The Peddler and Female Shopper, Stoneware, 2011Gerit Grimm, Peddler and Female Shopper, Stoneware, 2011 (detail)
Experience the enchanting sculptures of master ceramist Gerit Grimm. Trained as a factory potter in the former East Germany, Grimm teaches ceramics at UW–Madison and has built an international reputation for her work as a nontraditional ceramist in the twenty-first century. Her figurative works–some life-sized in scale and others composed of dozens of miniature characters– draw upon fairy tales, myths, and biblical stories for inspiration. Her works are imbued with such a force of personality and intricate detail that they immediately engage viewer’s attention with their sense of timelessness.
Saturday, October 7 | 2:00–5:00
Make it a mythical afternoon and view three new exhibitions Gerit Grimm’s Fairytales: In A Time Neither Now Nor Then, Romano Johnson: The Glitterati,
and Dean Meeker: Myths and Masquerades.
Meet artists Gerit Grimm and Romano Johnson while enjoying live music, light snacks, and a special Studio Saturday.
A Craving for Clay
Thursday, October 19 | 6:30–7:30
Master ceramist Gerit Grimm tells of her lifelong obsession with clay and how it’s shaped her life from Germany to Wisconsin. A guided exhibition tour will follow.
Meet the Artist
Saturdays, November 18 and December 2 | 2:00–4:00
Join Gerit Grimm for casual conversations in the Hyde Gallery.