Richard Hirsch of Churchville, one of six artists selected for the 6th Rochester Biennial, speaks on his work. His talk is included in Gallery admission.
Hirsch describes his work as “an attempt to metamorphose the seemingly mundane vessel-object into a sacred entity.” A longtime professor at RIT’s School for American Crafts, Hirsch studied in China on a Fulbright study grant and has an honorary doctorate from Taiwan's National College of the Arts. His work is in collections including the Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan; Renwick Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution; and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. At MAG, his work was featured last year in Art Reflected: The Inspiration of 100 Years.
The Biennial Artist Series is underwritten by the Sandra G. Dreyfuss Education Endowment Fund.
Pictured: Crucible #14 (2012). Collection of the artist.