Anne Floche and Hans Vangsø: Parallel Paths

April 2 – 30, 2022

Hans Vangsø

Square Black Jar, 2022

8.25 h x 6.5 w x 6d in

HV097

SOLD

Hans Vangsø

Black/Red Jar, 2022

9.5h x 5.5w x 4d in

HV090

$1,400.00

SOLD

Hans Vangsø

Tall Red Jar, 2022

13h x 5w x 5d in

HV088

$1,800.00

Inquire

Anne Floche

(Left to Right)

Light Turquoise Bottle Form, 2022, 22h x 4.50w in. $2,500.00, AF019

White Square Bottle Form, 2022, 16.50h x 4w in. $1,750.00, AF014

Tall Green Bottle Form, 2022, 24.50h x 6w in. $2,500.00, AF017

Light Bottle Form, 2022, 18h x 4.50w in. $2,200.00, AF013

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Hans Vangsø

Square Celadon Jar, 2022

5.25h x 4w x 4.25d in

HV095

SOLD

Hans Vangsø

Light Blue Jar, 2022

10h x 5.5w x 4.5in

HV091

SOLD

Hans Vangsø

Tall Light Blue Jar, 2022

15h x 5.5w x 4.75d in

HV089

$1,800.00

Inquire

Hans Vangsø

Round Jar, 2022

13.5 h x 11.5w in

HV087

SOLD

 

Anne Floche

Tall Red Bottleform, 2022

26h x 5.50w in

AF016

SOLD

Anne Floche

Black Bottlefrom, 2022

18h x 5w in

AF020

$2,200.00

Inquire

Anne Floche

Square White Bottleform, 2022

20h x 4.50w in

AF021

$2,250.00

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Anne Floche

Light Blue Square Bottle Form, 2022

16h x 4.50 in

AF022

$1,750.00

SOLD

Hans Vangsø

Turquoise Jar, 2022

10h x 5w x 4d in 

HV092

SOLD

Hans Vangsø

White/Red Jar, 2022

7h x 4w x 4d in

HV093

SOLD

Hans Vangsø

Light Red Square Jar, 2022

4.75h x 4.5w x 4.25d in

HV096

SOLD

Hans Vangsø

Black/ Yellow Jar, 2022

6h x 4.5w x 4d in

HV094

SOLD

Hans Vangsø

Light Jar, 2022

6.5h x 7w x 6d in

HV098

SOLD

Anne Floche

White Cloud, 2022

20h x 12w in

AF024

SOLD

Anne Floche

Black Cloud, 2022

25hx 18w in

AF023

SOLD

Anne Floche

Black Boards

23h x 8w in

AF025

SOLD

Anne Floche

Light Board I and II, 2022

AF028 (left), AF027 (middle)

(AF026 SOLD)

$1,800 each with stand

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Press Release

Click here for video from Hans Vansgø

Lucy Lacoste Gallery is pleased to present Anne Floche and Hans Vangsø:  Parallel Paths, April 2 — 30 in Concord MA.  These contemporary Danish ceramic artists are partners in life yet maintain separate studio practices.  Each has shown together and separately at Lucy Lacoste Gallery multiple times, introduced years ago to the Gallery by the Danish connoisseur, William Hull.  Form and color are important to both artists. Their work is harmonic together, though their sensibilities are quite different.

Anne Floche is a bold maker with subtle humor.  She is a minimalist whose forms are primarily hand-built, square edged and architectural. Central to this exhibition is a series of monolithic Tall Bottles in varying sizes and hues, often with an irreverent punch line of color at the bottom.  These can be grouped to form a contemporary cityscape or singularly displayed.  To Floche, clay is a broad canvas and glazes, engobes and slips are her paints.  This is especially demonstrated here with Floche’s flat clay Boards on which she playfully paints.

“My colors derive from terra sigillata.  I very much like the dryness of the engobes and the clay, desert-like, close to the chalk look of whitewashed walls. It is a very simple way of working and it rarely causes any problems technically. It is a language I can use freely; it allows me to concentrate on what I wish to say.” - Anne Floche

Hans Vangsø, is a master working in the Scandinavian lineage of bold simplicity, inspired by the Japanese ceramic tradition, the root and soul of ceramics. Yet he goes far beyond the classic, using unorthodox materials such as metal scraps, salt and seaweed, in repeated high temperature firings honed over the years.  Thus, he creates his own vocabulary of color and texture.  In this exhibition, a variation of blues and greens connect us to the Danish sky and landscape; fiery reds and blacks add excitement, with frothy whites washing over. 

Gutte Eriksen, one of the great originators of Danish studio ceramics and mentor and friend of Hans Vangsø once said, “it is so lovely to see the strength in his shapes; its lovely to see how wild he has been in his firings; and it’s lovely to see something in the pots you didn’t expect at all.”

As Garth Johnson, the noted authority on Danish ceramics and curator at the Everson Museum says, “Any contemporary Danish ceramicists have the conceptual chops to be able to think themselves into the future.” And that includes Anne Floche and Hans Vangsø.

The Opening Reception is Saturday April 2 with both Artists present.  Remarks are at 4:00 pm.  The Artist Talk is Sunday April 3, starting at 2:00 pm.  The public is cordially invited to attend both events. 

 

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