Jonathan Mess and Fertile Ground in the Huffington Post

The Huffington Post's ArtScene wrote a nice bit of press about Fertile Ground in the article "Current Top Exhibitions in the Western United States." Kathryn M Davis writes, 'Masterfully curated by the heart and bones of Santa Fe Clay, Director Avra Leodas, "Fertile Ground" was envisioned by her as an exhibition to serve as fodder for Critical Santa Fe, a recent symposium on art criticism and ceramics. "Fertile Ground's" artists do things with clay that don't often get done.' About Jonathan Mess' ceramic sculptures featured in the show, she writes, 'Geological eons are invoked by Jonathan Mess' cast boxes, while his surfaces are as veined as a craquelured Old Master's.'

The show has ended since the publication of this article, but much of the work will remain at Santa Fe Clay for a time, so if you're in the area, be sure to stop by and check out their extensive warehouse collection of contemporary ceramic work.