Groundbreaking: Innovations in Clay, Kimball Art Center
Park City, UT
Feb 18- April 16, 2017
Including work also from Francesca DiMattio, Lauren Gallaspy, Molly Hatch, Giselle Hicks, Andy Nasisse, Alwyn O'Brien, Adam Shiverdecker, Akio Takamori, Kurt Weiser, Christina West, and Christa Assad.
Polsinelli Collection Commission: Stacked Compositions
January 5, 2017
The Polsinelli Collection acquired their second major work from Lauren Mabry. The pieces are entirely handbuilt, measuring 62x28x28 inches each. Red earthenware, slip, glaze.
Art Miami 2016 with Mindy Solomon Gallery Nov. 29-Dec.6
Miami, FL, USA
Nov 29- Dec 6, 2016
Art Miami is the leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place each December during art week at the midtown Miami complex in the renowned Wynwood Arts District. It is one of the most important annual contemporary art events in the United States, attracting more than 82,000 collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts from around the globe annually. Entering its 27th edition, Art Miami remains committed to showcasing the most important artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with a selection of the world’s most respected galleries.
'Lavender Fields & Pig's Fat: Work From China', The Clay Studio of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
August 12- September 25, 2016
Solo Exhibition featuring works produced in Jingdezhen, China. Open August 12- September 25. Opening Reception Friday September 2 (5-8PM) at The Clay Studio 137-139 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
'Contain or Deliver' at Mindy Solomon Gallery
Miami, Florida, USA
Solo Exhibition Opening March 26, 2016
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China
In this two-month overseas residency, Mabry worked with several internationally recognized artists in Jingdezhen. Utilizing the city's historical porcelain industry and local resources, she created a body of work reflective of her experience with the materials. This project was supported in large part with a grant from the Independence Foundation and the Taoxichuan Museum in China.
Article by L. Kent Wolgamott
"...a true technical achievement and a perfect illustration of Mabry’s work that brings abstraction to ceramics via a tenuous combination of precise, technically masterful construction and glazing, and relinquishing that control."
Kansas City, MO
"Mabry perfectly captures the kinetic mingling of pigments spilling down a drain. A deliberately patchy glaze adds texture to the pipe exterior, a dulled shell for the streaked symphony within."
- Liz Cook, The Pitch
"Similar to Betty Woodman, whose work brought the concerns of painting and sculpture to the living history of the vessel, Mabry's work exudes a respect for traditions of the medium offset by a will to experiment. Yet Mabry's urgency and feverish mark-making also aligns with artists such as Franz West or Isa Genzken."
– Hesse McGraw, Executive Director
Overland Park, KS
"The palette is wide ranging, from pastels to brooding earth tones; the themes they sound evoke nature and the organic world at one moment, and gritty urban energies the next."
– Alice Thorson, Kansas City Star