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The Art of the Cup

Variations on Cups from RAM’s Collection
January 27 – August 7, 2021

I have been curated into a show at the Racine Art Museum located in Racine, Wisconsin, a historic community on the shores of Lake Michigan. It is home to the largest contemporary craft collection in North America, and the Wustum Museum of Fine Arts.  They are running an exhibit featuring fun and exotic takes on the “Cup.” One of the most intimate vessels known to our species. We use cups every day, measuring, drinking, even holding ones tooth brush.

 

The Art of the Cup: Variations on Cups from RAM’s Collection

Unlike the teapot, whose functionality and meaning has been challenged or reframed repeatedly, the cup has not been the source of as many philosophical investigations within the field of contemporary craft. This does not mean it has been marginalized or avoided. In fact, handmade cups are ever popular as serving ware and the cup as a subject continues to be an organizing theme for numerous exhibitions in galleries and museums.-RAM

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Exhibition Notes
Press Room

ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Wesley Anderegg, Robert Arneson, Jeri Au, Karl F. Borgeson, Cynthia Bringle, Alan Caiger-Smith, Nadeige Choplet, Eugene Deutch, Oliver Doriss, Jack Earl, Lea Embree, Léopold L. Foulem, Willem Gebben, Katherine Gray, Erik Gronborg, Jon Groth, Melanie Guernsey-Leppla, Dorothy Hafner, Tony Hepburn, Steven Hill, Martha A. Holt, Margaret Ponce Israel, Georg Jensen, Geo Lastomirsky, John Leach, Zachery Lechtenberg, Robert Levin, James Makins, Paul Mathieu, Richard Milette, Ron Nagle, Matt Nolen, Donovan Palmquist, Nichibei Potters, Ken Price, Douglass Rankin, ROY (Rosemary Gialamas), Will Ruggles, Judith Salomon, Michael J. Schunke, Yoko Sekino-Bové, Andy Shaw, Peter Shire, Anna Silver, Judith Strong, Toshiko Takaezu, Akio Takamori, Susan Thayer, Rosalyn Tyge, Kurt Wallstab, Patti Warashina, Kurt Weiser, John Whitney, and Irina Zaytceva.

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HapPy Ho1id@Y T0pP3r

I was approached by a local collector to produce a Baby Head Tree Topper! At first I had to confirm that this was truly what they wanted, gently reminded them that a Baby Head would be pushing Christmas decor in a rather creepy direction. Undeterred they produced a monetary deposit to get things rolling. Now a tree topper in essence is a simple affair, a bit of bling a dash of glitz, throw it on the top of the tree and take your festivities to the next level! A glass Baby Head with a Santa hat is a much different thing all together. Unlike our Baby Head Christmas ornaments it’s not a small amount of glass and it needs to be supported by a delicate conifer in the corner of the living room. This piece had to be thin, elegant, functional, and we had to make it work on our first try. Ultimately we succeeded on all fronts and in the process including a small hole in the back for illumination! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year you Weirdos! – Baby Head Cups!

This was a fun, complex, and challenging project.

Hilltop Holiday Crawl

December from the 14th thru 20th you are cordially invited to visit your favorite local Hilltop business both physically and virtually.

 
Here’s how! Complete a Virtual Passport a www.hilltopcrawl.com to enter the Holiday Crawl Business Raffle and win great prizes,! You’ll also be able to vote for your favorite decorated store front business!
 
For those of you in the “physical realm” AKA on foot visit the Hilltop Action Coalition store front from 10AM to 2PM during the Crawl to receive a Passport, Loyal to the Local face masks, sanitizer and Glow around the sound Luminary Kits!
 
For more information about the Hilltop Action Coalition visit us at www.activatehilltop.org.
 
Hilltop Action Coalition | 1116 Earnest S Brazill St, Tacoma, WA 98405 (253) 442-8848
 
 
 

After boarding up through the initial shutdown Fulcrum Gallery is back with a display of holiday fare for the Hilltop Holiday Crawl this week.  

Featuring seasonal gifts and glass art by local artists, most of which can be found online in our web store. In addition to our usual products we have sorted through our decades of inventory and brought out a selection of posters and prints by local artists. These unique and rare gems you can’t be found anywhere else.

Joe Miller, Art Chantry, Maria Jost, Sean Alexander, Teddy Haggerdy, Beautiful Angle, and the innumerable Richard Tracy.

For prints and 2 dimensional artwork not listed in the Fulcrum Gallery web store please contact us directly for pricing and information. info@fulcrumtacoma.com

From the Archives

Joe Miller, Art Chantry, Maria Jost, Sean Alexander, Teddy Haggerdy, Beautiful Angle, Rotator

Tacoma is known for it’s strong identity and civic pride. We have an incredible community of letterpress, design and print artists many of whom have shown here. Over Fulcrum Galleries decades of display and hosting we have accumulated an amazing collection of local print-artists works, and limited editions. Now available for the first time, contact us for pricing and information. info@fulcrumtacoma.com

Trophies

This week we will feature a small display of Oliver Doriss’ pop indoor outdoors-man series. These glass reworks of traditional hunting trophies are significantly more glamorous than your uncles. Read more about these little gems on OliverDoriss.com

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Cyber Monday Sale

This Monday and this Monday only I am experimenting with Fulcrum Gallery’s first ever Cyber Monday online sale. Everything in our online store will be 10% off the retail price. I’m not sure if this is a good idea but we are going to find out! – Oliver Doriss

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