William Daley Selected Works: 1967 – 2010
September 14 - October 22, 2011
Artists’ Reception: Friday, September 16, 6:30-8pm
Gallery Talk: Saturday, September 17, 10am
Philadelphia artist William Daley is a leading figure in the America ceramic history. A selection of hand-built unglazed stoneware vessels and drawings will be on display in the gallery. For over 50 years, Daley's singular focus has been the vessel, what he has referred to as "a fixed form that can take all of your spirit and imagination."
Daley's hand-built vessels are characterized by their large-scale, monochromatic earth-tones, unglazed surfaces, and geometric form. They are deceptively simple until complex dualities emerge between inside and outside, concave and convex, positive and negative, form and symbol. Daley’s work can be found in many museums including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Wash. DC, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.