As I walked into the Katherine Bradford show at Canada gallery, I noticed these amazing planters in the window. I thought I recognized them, and it turned out that I was right. The planters were by Elisabeth Kley! I had never seen her work in person, but loved the virtual talk I attended back in October of 2020.
Besides the planters in the window, there was a little gallery room that had several of Kley’s glazed stoneware pieces, and relief prints on handmade Japanese paper. Her work photographs really well, but as expected, it is even better in person. I liked all of it.
Kley’s first solo museum show, Minutes of Sand, is currently on view at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia through August 15, 2021. I’m hoping it gets extended a bit as I’d like to see it in person on a visit to see my son and his girlfriend in Philly.
It was a good thing that I was alone, and not in a rush, as I spent a long time at Canada gallery. I also came home with this fabulous book.