Thursday, November 20, 2014

Like, Followed, Shared and Captured

"Like, Followed, Shared and Captured - Hasson and Shwartz Ceramics" is a ceramics show going on now at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton. Anita and Allie are a mother-daughter team who put their talents together to create a beautiful, thoughtful collection of work.
Part of the show focuses on Allie's graceful, sensual porcelain pieces.  You may remember when I shared some of the photos I took at Allie's MFA show. If not have a look here.

The other part of the show is a colorful joint effort of vessels thrown by Allie and glazed by Anita. The concept behind this body of work is based on Anita's heritage where traditional pots were decorated with images of everyday life. Today we share images everyday through social media so this mother-daughter team took this idea and illustrated everyday events on their parts. The faces you'll see are their friends and family. Had you been at the opening you would have seen an i-pad on the wall asking you to take a 'selfie' which might become a modern image on one of their next vessels. Great concept and I look forward to seeing more of their work!


The show was beautifully curated, with Allie's porcelain work mixed with black and white photography. Colorful photography mixed perfectly with the rest of the show. Every piece in the gallery captured my attention. "Face Off" features the photography of the following three artists.


For dates, hours, etc. click here. Then go visit the shows!


  1. Looks like a great show. Love the mix of ornamentation and portraits.

  2. That looks like such fun! Beautiful pieces and all interesting looking.

  3. Allen asked me to post the following comment on his behalf: Gina, thank you very much for the wonderful commentary in your blog regarding the "Face-Off" exhibition at the Rosen Museum Gallery at the JCC. Your layout of Allie's beautiful porcelain work blended with my color "People of the World" photography is portrayed in a most favorable light. Sue Harrington curated a lovely exhibit and I am flattered by being included with my lady and fellow artists. You are most talented in your own right. – H. Allen Benowitz


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