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Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man


Exhibition Dates : Friday May 24th - Sunday June 30th 2019

Exhibition Opening: Friday May 24th at 6pm

Willow  pattern  submerged  in  political  jibes,  classic  urns  decorated  with  lyrical  portraits,  garniture  figurines  poised  in  confrontational  narratives,  Wedd’s  work  is  a  day  at  the  beach  -  with  a  smash  of  home-baked  reality  pie  in  your  face for good  measure.  Traditional  ceramic  styles  imbued  with  meaty  metaphor  and  peppered  full  of  personal  gusto  burst  the seams  of  this  solo  exhibition  of  new  and  staple  works,  showcasing  the  breadth  of  this  iconic  artist’s  career.

 Image: Gerry Wedd,  Gram Jar,  Coil built terracotta, coloured slip decoration 1120°, 640x430mm. Photo:Andrew Cowen

Image: Gerry Wedd, Gram Jar, Coil built terracotta, coloured slip decoration 1120°, 640x430mm. Photo:Andrew Cowen

 Image: Gerry Wedd,  Vessel Cup , thrown, cobalt decoratio, .1220°, 90x90mm. Photo: Andrew Cowen

Image: Gerry Wedd, Vessel Cup, thrown, cobalt decoratio, .1220°, 90x90mm. Photo: Andrew Cowen

Gerry  Wedd  enjoys  a  national  reputation  in  Australia  for  his  hand-built  blue  and  white  ceramics  that  brim  with  a  dry  wit  oscillating  from  the  humorous  to  darkly  disturbing.  From  his  beginnings  at  the  kitchen  table,  guided  by  his  Mother’s  hobby-obsession,  through  to  formal  training  at  University  of  South  Australia  and  his  studio  tenancy  at  JamFactory, Wedd draws his craft out of his own inspirations, interest and experiences.

JamFactory Icon Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man is a JamFactory touring exhibition.

JamFactory Icon Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Governments arts funding and advisory body.

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