Free and open to the public
Reception: Thursday, March 28, 6:00–9:30pm
Meet & Greet Tamsyn MacKenzie and Curators’ Discussion: Saturday, March 30, 2:00-4: 30 pm
Exhibitions on view March 11–April 4
Warren MacKenzie + John Reeve: Kindred Spirits
This ceramics exhibit features works by lifelong friends, Warren MacKenzie (the American studio pottery legend) and John Reeve (itinerant beat potter). Markedly, Kindred Spirits will highlight two great proponents of the Mingei aesthetic. In short, this aesthetic finds beauty in everyday objects.
Curated by LaiSun Keane, Lucy Lacoste, and Nora Vaillant.
Photo: Yellow earthenware vase with ribbon handles #2 by John Reeve // Tenmoku with green swirls stoneware platter by Warren MacKenzie.
Images courtesy of Lacoste Keane Gallery NCECA Blog | Minnesota Monthly Weekend Best Bet
- Warren MacKenzie (1924-2018) was a world-renowned potter, who spent much of his life in his Stillwater studio, inspiring a flourishing pottery community in the region and beyond.
- John Reeve (1929–2012), like Warren, found a soul or spirit in the pots he created. John worked and lived in many areas, including spending time with Warren in Minnesota, both working in the studio and teaching at the University of Minnesota.
- Learn more about these artists: Warren MacKenzie Pottery and John Reeve.
Learn about the exhibition that is also on view in the gallery, Lost + Found.
Three videos are playing on a loop outside the exhibition. They include the following:
- Warren MacKenzie: A Potter’s Hand (approx. 30 min.)
- The Leach Pottery 1952 (approx. 30 min.)
- Shoji Hamada: A Potter’s Way & Work (approx. 1 hr.) video out of print (book available)