Greg Payce is recognized internationally for his unique ceramic works combining vase forms with precisely articulated profiles. When properly aligned, illusionary images, most often of human figures, appear in the negative spaces between the vases.
Starting in 2007, the artist began to create large-scale lenticular photographs of major pieces, opening new possibilities for seeing and experiencing the original works. Lenticular photographs incorporate digitally re-mastered images and lenses to create startling three-dimensional illusions. He also began to work with video projected on to moving works, creating mesmerizing sequences that relate decorative motifs found around the globe to contemporary ceramics practice.
In this exhibition, important early works indicating the artist’s growing fascination with image, decoration, history and technology will be displayed in the Focus Gallery amidst the Museum’s rich collection of historical ceramics. Major new works from the last five years will be exhibited in the George R. Gardiner Gallery including original ceramic artworks, lenticular photographs created from these artworks and large-scale video projections. Visitors will experience the work in a variety of arrangements, formats and scales.
This exhibition showcases one of Canada’s most innovative and productive ceramic artists, demonstrating his ongoing commitment to expanding the expressive and conceptual range of ceramic art.
In Conversation: Greg Payce and Amy Gogarty
Tuesday January 31, 2012 6:30 - 8 pm
$15 General Public / $10 Gardiner Members / Free Gardiner Patrons
Members Preview Day
Wednesday February 1, 2012 10 am - 6 pm
Advance preview of the exhibition for Gardiner Members only
Members Preview Tour
Wednesday February 1, 2012 11 am - 12 pm
Members Preview Lunch
with Greg Payce and Amy Gogarty
Wednesday February 1, 2012 12 - 1:30 pm
$25 (includes lunch by Jamie Kennedy Kitchens)