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Form
1983 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Frey worked both as a painter and a sculptor in bronze, as well as with clay. Her ceramics combine the vibrancy and immediacy of painting with sculptural form. In its style and choice of motifs, her work draws upon folklore and vernacular art from around the world. However, its precise symbolism is seldom explicit.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Low fired white clay
Brief Description
Form 'Untitled', made by Viola Frey 1983 United States of America
Physical Description
The form is a round plaque, designed to be wall hung. Hand modelled with a scatter of framentary images - a head, a vase, a pedestal and abstract ectoplasmic forms. Low fired glaze-colours, predominantly yellow, black, brown and purple.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 17in
Gallery Label
'7. Wall Piece: 'Untitled' 1983 Frey worked as a painter and as a sculptor in bronze and clay. Her ceramics combine the vibrancy and immediacy of painting with sculptural form. In its style and motifs, her work draws upon folklore and vernacular art from around the world. However, its precise symbolism is seldom explicit. This piece was intended to be wall-hung. USA Made by Viola Frey (1993-2004) Clay, low-fired and with coloured glazes Given by The Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, California via The British American Art Association Museum no. C.37-1986'
Credit line
Given by the American Art Association
Subjects depicted
Summary
Frey worked both as a painter and a sculptor in bronze, as well as with clay. Her ceramics combine the vibrancy and immediacy of painting with sculptural form. In its style and choice of motifs, her work draws upon folklore and vernacular art from around the world. However, its precise symbolism is seldom explicit.
Collection
Accession Number
C.37-1986

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