About the event

Viola Frey (1933-2004) is best known for her larger-than-life ceramic figures, which expanded the traditional boundaries of ceramic sculpture. Frey was one of a number of California artists working in clay in the 1950s and 60s, who then turned away from the medium's conventions to produce works with robust sculptural qualities more closely associated with Abstract Expressionist painting, Pop art, and what would come to be known as California Funk. Join scholars, critics, and curators as they explore the impact of Frey’s work on the changing face of ceramic sculpture and figuration today.