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, 2011
“Grimm is brilliant, and so is MOWA for bringing her work to us.”
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.