Gerit Grimm’s Fairytales: In A Time Neither Now Nor Then
October 7, 2017–January 14, 2018
Gerit Grimm standing next to the peddler of The Peddler and Female Shopper, Stoneware, 2011Gerit Grimm, Peddler and Female Shopper, Stoneware, 2011 (detail)
Experience the enchanting sculptures of master ceramist Gerit Grimm. Trained as a factory potter in the former East Germany, Grimm teaches ceramics at UW–Madison and has built an international reputation for her work as a nontraditional ceramist in the twenty-first century. Her figurative works–some life-sized in scale and others composed of dozens of miniature characters– draw upon fairy tales, myths, and biblical stories for inspiration. Her works are imbued with such a force of personality and intricate detail that they immediately engage viewer’s attention with their sense of timelessness.
A Craving for Clay
Thursday, October 19 | 6:30–7:30
Master ceramist Gerit Grimm tells of her lifelong obsession with clay and how it’s shaped her life from Germany to Wisconsin. A guided exhibition tour will follow.
Meet Wisconsin Artist Gerit Grimm
Saturday, November 18 | 2:00–4:00
Join Gerit Grimm for casual conversations in the Hyde Gallery and view the exhibition. Then stay for a fairytal-themed opening party of the 2017 MOWA Members' Show
Gerit Grimm in the Galleries
Saturday, December 2 | 2:00–5:00
Join Gerit Grimm for casual conversations in the Hyde Gallery and view the exhibition. Afterward, enjoy champagne, shopping, and lite bites at MOWA’s annual Champagne Shopping Party