WORKS ON VIEW AT THE C24 GALLERY SHOWROOM​
HINRICH KRÖGER, STEVEN MONTGOMERY AND BRENDAN LEE SATISH TANG

WORKS ON VIEW AT THE C24 GALLERY SHOWROOM

HINRICH KRÖGER,
STEVEN MONTGOMERY
BRENDAN LEE SATISH TANG

In our lower level Showroom, we are currently featuring selections from Earthen Delights, our recent group exhibition featuring innovative ceramic work by Hinrich Kröger, Steven Montgomery and Brendan Lee Satish Tang. This collection of transhistorical works by an international gathering of artists also includes two new pieces by Steven Montgomery, not seen in the original exhibition.

 

Hinrich Kröger’s ornately styled vases, plates, teacups and bowls may seem like classical works from afar, but an up close look reveals quite a different story. Decorated with images ranging from nude figures to pug dogs, these ceramic pieces connect the homo-erotic legacy of Greco-Roman art to modern day fetish culture with a mix of humor and baroque sensibility. A professional potter from an artistic family, Kröger thinks of himself as a craftsman first, but he has drawn from a wide array of modern cultural influences to develop the decidedly transgressive body of work he displays in his Berlin atelier. 

 

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Steven Montgomery describes himself as having, “...an affinity for the esthetics of damage, destruction or any evidence of the passage of time.” Featuring finishes ranging from gold luster to simulated oxidized copper, these earthenware creations pay homage to the once thriving capital of the automotive industry, while also recognizing its complex downside. While he typically works in a much larger scale, pieces in this collection of unusually small works speaks to some of the supply limitations and personal reflections Montgomery experienced during the recent lockdown, during which they were created.

 

In his series, Manga Ormolu, Brendan Lee Satish Tang explores the cultural hybridization informed by his personal history as an ethnically-mixed Asian Canadian. In a futuristic update of the 18th century French practice of gilded ormolu, Tang has created a mashup of traditional Chinese Ming dynasty vessels and robotic prosthetics inspired by Japanese manga and anime. Channeling a blend of historical accuracy, pop-culture whimsy and exquisite technique, the series offers multiple points of entry into a sociocultural dialogue about fantasy and transcendence amidst the evolving Western experience of Asian culture.

 

Earthen Delights celebrated the transformational artform of ceramics with an offbeat blend of sensuality, humor and cultural provocation. We are thrilled to have many works from the original exhibition available for your continued viewing pleasure.

For more images and information on all available works, please click HERE.