On March 15, 2018, Galerie Dumonteil (Shanghai) is pleased to present “Water & Earth” for this upcoming spring season. This project is the first collaboration between Galerie Dumonteil and Lefebvre & Fils, a visionary French gallery which specializes in contemporary ceramics. The exhibition consists of two solo shows of American artists Jasmine Little and Jay Kvapil and showcases over 22 ceramic installations and nearly 10 paintings.
As the central elements of ceramic art, water and earth have been adapted and merged into an expressive contemporary artistic language. Furthermore, water and earth both serve as the source of inspiration of two artists. In the works of Little and Kvapil, ceramics is either used as an extension of the body of the female artist, or presented to show the experiment and exploration of the material itself. A steppingstone into the world of contemporary ceramic art, the exhibition intends to offer Chinese visitors and collectors a new vision of ceramics and a multi-dimensional approach of the ancient art form, which blossomed in ancient China for thousands of years.