Gerit Grimm’s Fairytales: In a Time Neither Now nor Then
October 7, 2017–January 14, 2018
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
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.