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Consolarium (detail), 2020, Future Retrieval (est. 2008), United States (Cincinnati), porcelain and hand cut paper, © Future Retrieval
Console Table, circa 1740, France, gilded wood with griotte marble, Gift of Mrs. Gilbert McCurdy in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Geier, and John. J. Emery Endowment, 1981.406
Disk with Tureen from High Rise Farrago, 2020, Future Retrieval (est. 2008), United States (Cincinnati), porcelain and aluminum, © Future Retrieval
Tureen with Lid, 1745–1747, Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (est. 1710), Gottlob Birckner (circa 1712–1771), decorator, German (Dresden), porcelain, Cincinnati Art Museum; Centennial Gift of the Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Joseph, 1981.80
Image of Order (detail), 2014, Future Retrieval (est. 2008), United States (Cincinnati), wood, Formica, hand cut paper, porcelain, LEDs, plexiglass, © Future Retrieval
Green Globe Vase from Negotiating Space, 2020, Future Retrieval (est. 2008), United States (Cincinnati), porcelain, © Future Retrieval
Vase, circa 1830, Marc Schoelcher Manufactory (1794–1834), France (Paris), porcelain, Cincinnati Art Museum; Bequest of Reuben R. Springer, 1884.428
Vance Waddell and Mayerson Galleries (Galleries 124 and 125). Free admission.
Future Retrieval, the studio collaboration of former University of Cincinnati faculty members Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis, appropriates imagery and forms from historical objects to create new art that speaks to our twenty-first-century experience. Their practice is rooted in ceramic art, but also incorporates a diverse mix of media and techniques that combine age-old methods with new technologies.
For this exhibition, Future Retrieval will take over two museum galleries as project spaces where they will construct an unconventional response to objects “borrowed” from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s decorative art and design collection. In pairing their own work with objects from the museum’s collection, the artists will create an experience that encourages visitors to consider aspects of our historical collections and practices in a new light.
Explore Special Feature For Now or Future Retrieval, where contemporary artists Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis have curated a delightfully eclectic display of ceramics created by artists from across the globe over the last 400 years. Learn more