Ceramics aficionado Garth Clark will come to Boise in conjunction with the Modern and Contemporary Ceramics exhibit at the Boise Art Museum, from the collection of Boise’s Anita Kay Hardy and Gregory Kaslo. The couple has been collecting art, with a rich focus on ceramics for several decades. This is the first time it has been shown all together.
Clark and Mark DelVecchio operated the Clark + DelVecchio gallery in New York, Los Angeles and other locations for 27 years. They now run an online gallery out of Sante Fe, New Mexico, where they specialize in 20th century ceramic masterworks, such the 40 pieces you’ll see in the BAM exhibit.
Hardy and Kalso brought Clark in to speak at Boise State, a university art department with a strong tradition in ceramics that started with John Takahara in the late 1960s. Clark is one of the foremost critics and historians about the development of ceramic from craft to fine art.
Clark give a free lecture at 5:45 p.m. May 6 in the Hatch Ballroom in the Student Union Building. The public also is invited to a reception at 4:30 p.m.