Robert Arneson

July 8 - August 9, 2013

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of early work by American ceramicist Robert Arneson (on view at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location). Closely associated with the countercultural California Funk movement of the 1960s, Arneson was integral in elevating ceramics from mere craft to a valid form of aesthetic expression. This exhibition brings together a grouping of Arneson’s seldom seen early works that simultaneously demonstrates the genesis of his unique artistic vocabulary and underscores his tremendous influence on generations of artists working in clay.