In a new style of exhibition coming to Atlanta’s shores, Taboo: Sexuality and Sexual Identity in Ceramics at Signature Contemporary Craft Gallery will be showing how ceramics still have a strong presence in current social and political debates. Curated by Kirsten Stingle and Carr McCuiston, more than 30 well-known and emerging artists are stepping up to dauntlessly tackle poignant issues that have arisen due to the concept of sexuality in explorative – and even humorous – ways. Taboo: Sexuality and Sexual Identity in Ceramics unveils a new side to ceramic art which lifts the veil on traditional perceptions. The exhibition has already received a hugely positive response from the local community as Signature Contemporary prepares to open its doors, and promises to be an immersive experience. Special events will also be presented throughout the lifetime of the show:

Taboo: Sexuality and Sexual Identity in Ceramics

Opening Reception:
Saturday, September 19, 2015 | 6 – 9 PM

Exhibitions Dates:
September 19 – October 17, 2015

Signature Contemporary Craft Gallery

3267 Roswell Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305

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Kevin Snipes – Braids

Participating Artists:

Tom Bartel (OH) | Jason Burnett (NC) | Lisa Clague (NC) | Megan Daloz (GA) | Chandra Debuse (TN) | TJ Erdahl (NJ) | Mark Erroll (GA) | Lauren Gallaspy (UT) | Barry Gregg (GA) | Martha Grover (MT) | Marilee Hall (TN) | Kathy King (MA) | Christine Kosiba (NC) | Nancy Kubale (NC) | Ashley Maxwell (FL) | Shadow May (TN) | Jenny Mendes (OH) | Brook Noble (NY) | Matt Nolen (NY) | Kyungmin Park (UT) | Ruth Power (Ireland) | Deanna Ranlett (GA) | David Robinson (GA) | Deborah Schwartzkopf (WA) | Michael Schwegmann (IL) | Kevin Snipes (OH) | Kirsten Stingle (GA) (Co-Curator) | Akio Takamori (WA) | Shalene Valenzuela (SC) | Triesch Voelker (NM) | Gwendolyn Yoppolo (OH)

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Kirsten Stingle – Suspiciously Straight

Signature Contemporary are thrilled to announce that they are working with fundraising partner Lost-N-Found Youth, Altanta’s non-profit housing-support organisation dedicated to helping lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths get off the streets. Lost-N-Found Youth support 13-25 year old’s, providing a local youth centre, 24 hour hotline, housing facility and ongoing support to transition those who need help into more permanent housing.

Taboo: Sexuality and Sexual Identity in Ceramics will see a portion of the proceeds go towards Lost-N-Found – and be sure to keep your eyes open for some of the partner events that LNFY and Signature Contemporary are planning to host throughout.

As part of their special opening night on Friday September 19th, Signature Contemporary and LNFY will be joined by The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the renowned order of “queer nuns” who have devoted themselves to community service and outreach, promoting human rights, respect for diversity and a good batch of spiritual enlightenment along the way.

Many of these original pieces are currently for sale and already selling out fast. If you would like to explore more of the ceramics up for grabs and support proceedings towards Lost-N-Found Youth, you can visit Signature Contemporary’s online shop.

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Chandra DeBuse – Squeeze Platter

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David Robinson – Foreign Tongues

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Kyungmin Park – Girl’s Talk

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Lauren Gallaspy – Vanishing Point

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Lisa Clague – Seductive Dream II

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Shadow May – Omen: You Awake, Baby?

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Marilee Hall – Sweets for the Sweet

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Nancy Kubale – Kama (Desire)

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Shalene Valenzuela – Blending In: Sizing Up

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Triesch Voelker – Tied To

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