Ginny Sims Ceramics Exhibition
June 17 at 9:00 am - July 14 at 5:00 pm
Ginny Sims was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas and now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
I create functional and sculptural objects that are highly narrative. For inspiration, I look to different moments in ceramic history and incorporate the cultural information I find there with present day social and political experiences. Because the history of pottery in the west is divided between industrial capitalism and folk craft traditions, and its objects are so intimately involved with the body either in its creation or its use more than any other medium, I believe it has the ability to bring into dialogue aspects of the capitalist system, the body and materiality in a palpable, straightforward way that other mediums cannot. Pottery is a reflective, invisible, critical and, for millennia, necessary material object of culture whose very existence is testament to the human being in their environment.
Reception date to be determined.