Funk: Viola Frey
"Funk: Viola Frey" is on view until March 23, 2019.
This exhibition features work by Viola Frey, an artist who worked on the fringe of the Funk Art movement, which she called a “boys club.” Frey’s brash, figurative sculptures are larger than life. Drawing inspiration from art history, her collection of flea market treasures, and her personal experiences as a woman in the male-dominated art world, Frey helped elevate ceramics from “craft” to fine art.
Image credit: Viola Frey, “Untitled Group,” 1987. Ceramic, 54-by-35-by-20 inches. Gift of Stéphane Janssen and R. Michael Johns.