Join us for a discussion of Raven Halfmoon’s work through questions of material, scale, and collaboration in context with other contemporary makers of large-scale ceramics, such as Cannupa Hanska Luger, Simone Leigh, Theaster Gates and Rose B. Simpson led by Laura Phipps, Associate Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Given historical traditions of ceramics as somehow outside the art world, what does it mean to choose clay as a contemporary artist? And clay at such a large scale? Phipps will look at how such choices necessitate different forms of trust and collaboration, and how community is implicit in the process.
Laura Phipps is an associate curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where since 2009 she has organized projects such as Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map, Around Day’s End: Downtown NYC 1970-1985, Virginia Overton: Sculpture Gardens, Open Plan: Andrea Fraser, and Flatlands, a group show of emerging painters. Prior to the Whitney, Phipps worked in the curatorial department and director’s office of the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth. She received her MA, Art History at Hunter College, CUNY and BFA, Studio Art and BS, Psychology from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.
Top image: Raven Halfmoon: Flags of Our Mothers (installation view), The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, June 25, 2023 to January 7, 2024. Photo: Jason Mandella