Alice Mackler in New York, NY

I was fortunate to get to see Alice Mackler’s recent show at Kerry Schuss Gallery in New York.

“Alice Mackler’s fifth solo exhibition at Kerry Schuss Gallery features nine ceramic sculptures along with a small selection of paintings all created during the last two years. With her new sculptures Mackler continues to focus on the theme that has animated her work for more than over seven decades: the female figure, which she renders in expanded sculptural complexity and larger scale.” (Kerry Schuss Gallery)

“Alice Mackler (b. 1931, New York, NY) lives and works in New York. Mackler began making artwork in high school in Williamstown, MA and later attended the Art Students League New York, studying painting with Will Barnett from 1952-54. More than thirty years later, Mackler returned to her arts education and received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY in 1988. In 1999, Mackler began working with clay at Greenwich House Pottery, where she was awarded the Residency and Fellowship program in 2016 and where she continues to work today. In 2013, Mackler had her first solo exhibition hosted by Kerry Schuss Gallery, NY, and in 2018, kaufmann repetto presented a solo exhibition of Mackler’s ceramics in Milan, IT.” (Kerry Schuss Gallery press release)

Alice Mackler, untitled, 2020
Glazed ceramic
18.50” x 8.25” x 8 in

I have been sorting through hundreds of photos from my recent trips to NYC, and recently ordered this, “the first monograph on a beloved American ceramicist who has been making joyful and original work for nearly 80 years.” There are many beautiful images of Mackler’s work and I love learning about artists whose work I did not know until seeing their show. What an inspiration she is!

Alice Mackler, untitled, 2021
Glazed ceramic
9.50” x 5” x 6. 25 in
Alice Mackler, untitled, 2020
Glazed ceramic
8” x 17” x 5.5 in
Double-sided (front)
Alice Mackler, untitled, 2020
Glazed ceramic
8” x 17” x 5.5 in
Double-sided (back)
Alice Mackler, untitled, 2020
Glazed ceramic
8” x 17” x 5.5 in
Double-sided (front)
Alice Mackler, untitled, 2020
Glazed ceramic
8” x 17” x 5.5 in
Double-sided (back)

Upon further stalking, I also came upon this nice New York Times piece. I love reading reviews of shows after I’ve seen them. The dioramas were perhaps my favorite pieces in the show.

Alice Mackler, untitled, 2021
Glazed ceramic
9.75” x 11” x 9.5 in
Alice Mackler, untitled, 2021
Glazed ceramic
13. 75” x 11. 5” x 8.25 in
Alice Mackler, untitled, 2020
Glazed ceramic
15” x 6.75” x 7.5 in
Alice Mackler, untitled, 2005-2021
Ink, crayon, acrylic, paper on canvas
16” x 20 in
Alice Mackler, untitled, 2019
Glazed ceramic
13” x 7” x 7.25 in
Alice Mackler, untitled, 2020
Acrylic, marker on canvas
10” x 20 in

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