Clay Figures Make US Debut
New Zealand artist Francis Upritchard will exhibit for the first time in the United States at the Cincinnati Art Museum and Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) next year. Upritchard’s “Wanting” (above) will feature as part of the exhibition. Upritchard will merge this with other previously created pieces and new works for an installation specifically tailored to the CAC’s gallery. Upritchard is known for her small figures made of painted clay, positioned in nonsensical poses, walking the line between fine art and kitschy sculpture. The figures often exist under glass domes or on cupboards, tables and chairs, emphasizing both their diminutive scale and their whimsical character. Upritchard’s exhibition runs from 5 May 212 through 15 August 212. She represented New Zealand at the 29 Venice Biennale and is currently based in London.