Lucie Rie is renowned for her modernist aesthetic and functional sensibilities. The prolific studio output of the Austrian-born British potter spanned seven decades–a significant contribution to the history of ceramics in the 20th century. Looking first to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria archive, Conversations with Lucie Rie acknowledges the relationship between Lucie Rie (1902-1995) and Nedra Jane Paul (1920-1990), a BC woman who purchased the pieces now in the AGGV collection from Rie’s seminal 1967 exhibition in London, organized by the Arts Council. This exhibition includes works from the AGGV collection by Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Bernard Leach, and Stephen Andrews, in addition to the 2012 performance-based work by British artist Keith Harrison. Through these works, this exhibition further considers the impact she had on her contemporaries and continues to have subsequent generations of ceramic and non-ceramic based artists–such as Andrews and Harrison–curators, collectors, and admirers.

conversations with Lucie rie

October 17, 2014-March 9, 2015
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC

ARTISTS: Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Bernard Leach, Stephen Andrews and keith harrison