33 Pots: A Decade In Cahoots

Gareth Mason

October 2020

Torso
Porcelain, stoneware, layered glazes, oxides and slips, lustre
21.30h x 15.70w x 15.70d in
54.10h x 39.88w x 39.88d cm
MAG176
 

Where the Duende Wounds, 2019
Porcelain, Stoneware, Glazes, Frits, Fledspars, Slips, Oxides, Stains, Lustre
51.50h x 22w x 24d in
130.81h x 55.88w x 60.96d cm
MAG297
 

Tricolour, 2006-2013
Porcelain, stoneware, layered slips, glaze, feldspar, oxides, lustre
20.50h x 12w x 11d in
52.07h x 30.48w x 27.94d cm
MAG189
 

Press Release

To receive the show preview or to schedule an appointment to preview the show in person, please email maty@jasonjacques.com. You can also call us at +1 212 535 7500.

 

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1 OCTOBER — NEW YORK CITY — This spectacular retrospective (our first in-person show since the beginning of the pandemic) covers a decade of work by renowned British ceramist Gareth Mason.

To receive the show preview or to schedule an appointment to view the show in person, please email maty@jasonjacques.com. You can also call us at +1 212 535 7500.

Click here to download the exhibition catalogue.

When art historian and curator Glen Adamson said that just one of Mason's pots "may contain as many ideas as a whole archaeological pit,“ he was unequivocally correct. Each piece of work by Mason is microcosmic— and cosmic. He is a ceramic artist who celebrates the fact that what happens inside a kiln is a glimpse into deep time, that clay offers us a glimpse into our world, into the geology of our planet— and that, at once, porcelain is just white mud.

Gareth and Jason began working together in 2010 and it’s been a decade to remember.

“Our paths have intertwined,” writes Gareth. “We have used this decade well. Having crowned his achievements in antique ceramics with trail-blazing advocacy of contemporary work, Jason is set to continue surprising, disrupting and delighting the art world’s future appetites. For my part, our short decade’s fruitful collusion (and my thirty-five-year immersion) has far from sated my appetite for the pot. Mud and Fire harbour such bewitchment—so deep is their reach, so tight is their bond—that their under-currents and potentialities are set to agitate my inner workings for the rest of my days.”

Mason, who in recent years has decalred himself a sensualist, takes the world in stride and embodies the yearning, in every human person, to experience Awe with a capital A. More poignantly, his work rewards observation, thought, and understanding. It encapsulates the human ability to feel awe in every experience, from the totally mundane to the absolutely sublime.

The gallery is open by appointments only. To book an appointment, please email info@jasonjacques.com. You can also call us at +1 212 535 7500.

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