Lily Fein: A Response to George Ohr

Ceramics and drawings after Ohr, from a female perspective.

June 6 – 27, 2020

Lily Fein

Ohr Tankard, Chartreuse Interior, White Exterior, 2020

Porcelain

5.25h x 5w x 3.75d in

LF070

$ 400.00

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Lily Fein

Teapot White with Stippled Lid, Tall, 2020

Porcelain

7.75h x 6.25w x 3.75d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF048

SOLD

Lily Fein

After Ohr Vase, with Blue Interior, White Exterior, and Handles, 2020

Porcelain

6.75h x 6w x 4.25d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF053

$ 750.00

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Lily Fein

Vase, Black + White with Stippled Exterior, taller, 2020

Porcelain

8.75h x 4.50w x 4.50d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF052 & LF051

SOLD

Lily Fein

Teapot Light Blue Exterior with Stippled Lid, 2020

Porcelain

4.50h x 5.50w x 3.75d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF046

SOLD

Lily Fein

Teapot Light Green and Stippled Exterior, Stippled Lid, 2020

Porcelain

5.50h x 6w x 6.50d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF047

$ 450.00

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Lily Fein

After Ohr Vase, White Interior and Exterior with Long Handles, 2020

Porcelain

11.25h x 6.25w x 4d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF062

$ 800.00

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Lily Fein

After Ohr Vase with Vulval Opening,Dark Blue Interior, Pale Blue Exterior, 2020

Porcelain

10h x 6.75w x 4.75d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF061

$ 800.00

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Lily Fein

Goblet with Scalloped Edge, 2020

Porcelain

6h x 2.75w x 2.75d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF049

$ 150.00

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Lily Fein

Goblet with Twisted Stem, 2020

Porcelain

11h x 3.50w x 3.50d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF050

$ 325.00

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Lily Fein

Bowl, Chartreuse Interior and White Exterior, 2020

Porcelain

4.50h x 4.75w x 5d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF063

$ 350.00

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Lily Fein

Vessel, Chartreuse Interior, Oxide Exterior, 2020

Porcelain

5.50h x 6w x 3.75d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF059

$ 550.00

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Lily Fein

Vessel, Teal Interior and Exterior, 2020

Porcelain

4.50h x 5w x 3.25d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF058

$ 550.00

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Lily Fein

Vessel, Chartruese Interior, Oxide Exterior, 2020

Porcelain

5.75h x 4.25w x 3.50d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF057

$ 550.00

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Lily Fein

Vessel, Gray Interior, Oxide Exterior, 2020

Porcelain

6.75h x 3.75w x 3.50d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF056

$ 550.00

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Lily Fein

Vase/ Bowl, Brown Inside, Oxide Exterior, 2020

Porcelain

3h x 6.50w x 3d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF060

$ 475.00

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Lily Fein

Sculptural Double Vase Form, Blue Interior, Light Blue/Green Exterior, Stippled Handles, 2020

Porcelain

15.75h x 10.50w x 6d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF067

$ 1,800.00

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Lily Fein

Blue and Bruised Vase, Blue Interior, Stippled Exterior, 2020

Porcelain

13h x 11.50w x 12.25d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF069

$ 1,800.00

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Lily Fein

Large Stippled Vase, Black Exterior; White Interior, 2020

Porcelain

12.75h x 8w x 6.75d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF068

$ 1,600.00

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Lily Fein

Large Vase, Turquoise/Brown Interior, Light Green Exterior, 2020

Porcelain

17h x 10w x 9d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF066

$ 1,600.00

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Lily Fein

Twisted Chalice, Blue/Grey Interior, White with Stippling Exterior, 2020

Porcelain

7.25h x 3w x 3.25d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF054

$ 425.00

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Lily Fein

Twisted Chalice, Oxide Exterior with Hole, White Interior, 2020

Porcelain

8.50h x 4w x 3.75d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF055

$ 550.00

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Lily Fein

Bud Vase, Teal and Brown Exterior with Black Dots, 2020

Porcelain

4h x 3.25w x 3.25d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF065

$ 150.00

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Lily Fein

Blues Vase, Dark Blue Interior Light Blue Exterior, 2020

Porcelain

8.75h x 3w x 3d in

In Response to George Ohr

LF064

$ 250.00

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Lily Fein

Ohr's Chambered Bowl, 2020

14.50h x 10.50w in

LF078

$ 175.00

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Lily Fein

Ohr's Monumental Pitcher, 2020

14.50h x 10.50w in

LF075

$ 175.00

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Lily Fein

Ohr's Double Planter,
Which Conflates Breast and Pelvis and Genitals, 2020

14.50h x 10.50w in

LF079

$ 175.00

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Lily Fein

Ohr's Bank as Vulva and Banks as Lips, Ohr's Chamber Bowl, 2020

14.50h x 10.50w in

LF071

$ 175.00

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Lily Fein

Ohr's Bust, 2020

14.50h x 10.50w in

LF073

$ 175.00

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Lily Fein

Breast Bowl, 2020

14.50h x 10.50w in

LF076

$ 175.00

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Lily Fein

Belly Vase, 2020

14.50h x 10.50w in

LF077

$ 175.00

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Lily Fein

Reclining Oranges, 2020

14.50h x 10.50w in

LF072

$ 175.00

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Lily Fein

Ohr, A Monumental State of a Potato, 2020

14.50h x 10.50w in

LF074

$ 175.00

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Lily Fein

Three Port Drawing, After George Ohr, 2020

LF080

$ 225.00

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Press Release

In Response to George Ohr by Lily Fein:

In January 2020 I went to Louisiana and Mississippi to study the work of George Ohr.  

I was attracted to how Ohr inverted the metaphor of the vessel- what one would expect to live in the inside of the hollow object manifests itself on the exterior of the pot. In turn, as much as a pot references the human body, then Ohr put the insides of our bodies on the outside of his pots. He made the underlying connection between the vessel and the body overt- putting excrement in teacups, and making vulva piggy banks. He was not shy, which posthumously gave other clay artists permission to play.

I went South thinking that seeing Ohr’s work in the stacks at the New Orleans Museum of Art and at the Ohr-O’keefe museum in Biloxi would bring revelations and new approaches to my work. As I moved through the stacks and made work in the South I began by closely referencing particular Ohr pieces, recreating ghost objects. These objects were essential in this project and helped me realize that I then needed to depart and claim my relationship to Ohr apart from him and the distinct objects and persona that he created. This realization brought me back to myself. Ohr and his artwork were entirely Ohr and to relate to him most was to assert my own narrative within my vessels through repeated motifs and gestures. These gestures feel like they are in conversation with Ohr’s signature twists and folds, but had begun before this project, and continue to change.

There are various ways that I touch these vessels. The first gesture that is imbued in each piece I make is the fingermark from coiling and pinching. I then alter the piece and change its form. Often pushing out from the inside of the vessel creating raised rib-like features. I squeeze parts of the exterior to create folds, and sometimes use a needle to methodically poke the surface and create a new texture that emphasizes the pinch. I am continually reminded of how Ohr claimed his clay gestures in his lifetime while I continue to develop my own in mine.    

 

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