1. Kevin White, Teapot. in 4 cup sizes A,B,C & D, 1983, Courtesy the artist.
2. Kevin White, Two Dishes, 1980, ceramic, 4.5 x .17 cm, Courtesy the artist.
3. Kevin White, Untitled, 2001, porcelaneous stoneware, underglaze & onglaze enamels, 31 x 31 x 6.5 cm, Courtesy the artist.
4 – 7. Exhibition documentation of Vessel – A Voyage: A solo exhibition on the work of Kevin White, 27 July to 27 October 2019, Gallery 5, Latrobe Regional Gallery.
VESSEL – A VOYAGE
A solo exhibition on the work of Kevin White
27 July to 27 October 2019
Kevin White is one of the most eminent artists working with clay in Australia and has been instrumental in educating a generation of younger artists, dedicated to the medium of Ceramics. As a practitioner, White’s porcelain vessels and their contemporary embellishment take inspiration from the elegance, philosophical sophistication and technical skill of the East Asian ceramic tradition.
White’s beautiful forms feature evocative decoration with geometric planes of colour, lustrous gold finishes and intimate decal patterning. Kevin White in his most recent work, has incorporated larger sweeping brushstrokes that pay homage to his experience of living and working in China and Japan.
Kevin White’s vessels present an elegant form characteristic of oriental porcelain traditions. Respect for materials is integral to his creative language, allowing for a certain restraint and emphasis of formal and sculptural qualities.
This exhibition ‘Vessel: A Voyage’ features over forty works produced from 1983 to the present.