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Betty Woodman @ ICA
3 February 2016 - 10 April 2016
The first UK solo presentation of works by Betty Woodman, one of the most important contemporary artists working with ceramics today. The exhibition ‘Theatre of the Domestic’ focuses on work Woodman created in the last ten years, including a number of major new mixed media pieces. Betty Woodman began making work in 1950 with clay as her chosen medium, and throughout her practice has constantly explored new directions and introduced new techniques and media. Woodman’s conceptual boldness and her ambitious experimentation—in which she combines such unlikely materials as lacquer paint on earthenware and terra sigillata, a slip glaze often used on ancient ceramics, on paper—have generated a unique series of innovations. Significantly, the ways in which she combines ceramics and painting in her three-dimensional works resonates with younger generations of artists.