Archeology of Memory: The site and sound of ceramics, curated by Morel Doucet
Archeology of Memory: The site and sound of ceramics, examines the history and use of materials in their raw form, examined through the lens of material culture and utilitarian tradition. The exhibition explores the transcendental nature of the medium, bringing together artists who work with ceramics, glass, and cement in both traditional and experimental allegory to challenge the notions of perception and the psychology of texture, color, and form. The works function within the cross lexicon of said elements and consider scale, both intimate or grand. Archeology of Memory features works by Xavier Cortada, Sharon Norwood, and Troy Simmons, among others, and invites viewers to walk through the synaptic workings of each artist’s mind to visually witness the manifestations of their inner thoughts and aspirations.
Morel Doucet (born in Pilate, Haiti; lives and works in Miami, FL) is a multidisciplinary artist and arts educator whose work explores the cultural disparity of self-realization, assimilation, and transnational identity. Doucet received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Ceramics. Doucet’s work has been featured and reviewed in numerous publications including Hyperallergic and The Miami Herald. His most recent exhibitions include More Than That: Diversity within Diversity (Flaten Art Museum, Northfield, MN) curated by Roberto Lugo and Building Bridges II: The Politics of Love, Identity, and Race, XIII Havana Biennial (Galería Carmen Montilla, Havana), curated by Myrtis Bedolla. Doucet is a resident artist at the Bakehouse Art Complex and the Curriculum and Tour Coordinator at the Institute of Contemporary - Miami.
On View: November 9, 2019–March 31, 2020
A curator-led tour of the exhibition will happen during our annual Baker’s Brunch on December 5, 9am–12pm.