Drawn from ASU Art Museum's permanent collection, “Wonderland” presents the work of internationally-known artists Patti Warashina and Michael Lucero. The artists’ long friendship began when Lucero was a student of Warashina’s in the mid 1970s. Their ceramic sculptures share an emphasis on the figure and issues of the human condition. Mixed cultural and historic references in the work reflect the artists’ own hybrid identities and experiences. Throughout their work, they use satire, humor and the fanciful as ways to explore their daily realities and new imaginaries.
“Wonderland” is supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation, Armstrong-Prior, Inc. and friends of the Ceramics Research Center. Visit the museum website for directions and hours and information about bringing classes to tour exhibitions or meet with curators.
Image credit: Michael Lucero, “Peek” (from the Wonderland series), 1999, Glazed ceramic, 19 ½ x 22 x 10 inches, Gift of Sara and David Lieberman.