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Issue 3: May 2020
Visual Arts: Sculpture
By Aggie Zed

Magician (2001)

 

Magician (2001), side view, ceramic figure by Aggie Zed
Magician (2001)

Ceramic figure (porcelain, iron oxides), about 4 inches tall

Copyright © 2001 by Aggie Zed. All rights reserved.
Reproduced here with artist’s permission.



Magician (2001), front view, ceramic figure by Aggie Zed
Magician (2001)

Ceramic figure (porcelain, iron oxides), about 4 inches tall

Copyright © 2001 by Aggie Zed. All rights reserved.
Reproduced here with artist’s permission.



“How wonderful it is to have hands,” as Aggie Zed says.
Watch her at work in this four-minute video
(Facebook, 18 April 2018):

Video of Aggie Zed at work, April 2018

Aggie Zed
Issue 3, May 2020

divides her working life between sculpture and drawing and painting. Her sculpture ranges from intimately-scaled ceramic figures of people and human-animal hybrids, to copper wire and ceramic horses, to ceramic and mixed-metals contrivances she calls “scrap floats” (the latter of which are intended as entries in a parade of the future). Her drawings and paintings, in dry pastel and various inks with water on paper, are informed by a lifelong celebration of the beauty and strangeness of dreams posed against the absurdity and poignancy of supposedly rational human activity.

Aggie lives with her husband in Virginia where she keeps animals in her life, especially chickens, which defy anthropomorphism.

Artist’s website: https://www.aggiezed.com/

See also Wikipedia.

More on the Web: By, About, and Beyond

Sculpture and Scrap Floats at the artist’s online galleries

Aggie Zed: Keeper’s Keep Exhibition at Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art; winner of the 2013 First Prize for Exhibition Catalogues at the American Alliance of Museums, Museum Publications Design Competition. (See the following entry with details about a print collection.)

Aggie Zed: Keeper’s Keep edited by Mark Sloan (University of South Carolina Press, 2012); limited edition book with numerous photographs of Zed’s sculptures and paintings, and an interview with the artist

 
 
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