A new display curated by collector Anthony Shaw has opened at the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA), in York Art Gallery.
Titled ‘Themes’, it encourages visitors to view ceramics and art through a new perspective.
The display features approximately 250 works from Anthony’s own collection, divided into six categories and showcases a variety of work.
The exhibition explores themes such as ‘Thrown Forms’ which represents the conception and beginning of Shaw’s collection, to ‘Black’ which highlights a theme of strong forms and statements.
It also includes recent acquisitions from artists Gordon Baldwin, Kerry Jameson and Bryan Illsley.
Anthony said, “I wanted to try and make a display that’s different to those done in the past, that lets people see ceramics in a range of different ways. The exhibition is all about asking questions and is very open ended.
“This display is about more than just looking, it’s about engaging, feeling and encouraging people to open up to the emotions evoked through the work.”
Anthony has been collecting art for over 40 years and his collection is on long term loan to York Museums Trust.
The new display is now open to visit at York Art Gallery. The display will be free to visit alongside the gallery’s permanent collection, but pre-booking tickets to the gallery is essential.
For more information and to book your tickets, visit the York Art Gallery website.