Over the past three decades, Pittsburgh artist Edward Eberle has explored and tested the limits of porcelain, with his prolific body of work ranging from classically inspired vessels to altered and deconstructed sculptures. This career retrospective brings works from the mid-1980s to the present into dialogue allowing visitors to discover the timeless and intriguing work of a true master. Comprised of over 40 works, the show highlights the evolution of Eberle’s exquisite forms and fragmented, dreamlike imagery by featuring both his trademark porcelain work, as well as a series of works on paper. Audiences will see paper-thin, wheel-thrown, vessels of both closed and open forms, as well as more conceptual pieces from the early 2000s. The exhibition culminates with examples of the artist’s most recent mixed media sculptures and large paper cylinders.
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This exhibition is made possible by the Jack Buncher Foundation, The Fine Foundation, Cohen & Grigsby, Ted Rowland, BNSF Railway Foundation, and media sponsors WESA and WYEP. Additional support is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, the Elizabeth R. Raphael Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Richard King Mellon Foundation, and the Windgate Foundation. (As of July 2016)