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Future Retrieval: Close Parallel

February 26–August 29, 2021

Vance Waddell and Mayerson Galleries (Galleries 124 and 125). Free admission. |

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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



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