Salon 94

Satan Ceramics

Mary Frey, Pat McCarthy, JJ PEET, Tom Sachs

September 07, 2014–October 25, 2014

Salon 94 Freemans

Brain to Hand to Object [Clay]. JJ PEET, The Communist Contemporary Ceramics Manifesto

Ir/reverence

Mary Frey, Pat McCarthy, JJ PEET and Tom Sachs meet weekly to make, fire, and glaze. They met in a class at the 92nd Street Y taught by PEET, the groups leader (or master,” as with traditional Japanese workshops). The four New York-based artists, friends and collaborators included in Satan Ceramics, shape clay with a sense of irreverence, rites and ritual. Like THE LADIES SEWING CIRCLE AND  TERRORIST SOCIETY or, craft circles that second as clandestine political meetings the work of the group taken as an idiosyncratic whole ties extremist functionality with subversive tendencies. Process, politics, labor, the handmade, tradition, humor, gossip, danger, historical nods and punk sensibilities are ultimately tied to the underlying collaborative strategies of integrity of the material and sincerity of the object. As Frey puts it, Our weekly ritual takes place within the clubhouse where we eat together, share knowledge, discuss, make pots, talk shit and dream.

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  • J.R.R Tea, 2014
  • Porcelain/underglaze/luster
  • 8.5 × 5 × 10 inches (22 × 13 × 25 cm)

 

Satan Ceramics



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