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Plates by Lita Albuquerque and Charles Christopher Hill

Scarfs by Sol LeWitt and John Baldessari

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Ceramic Charger
Moon and Star Plate
Item # CC001-LA97 (Black)
Item # CC002-LA97 (White)
Ceramic with paint
13.5" round by 2"

Price: $175 each

Lita Albuquerque is a painter and sculpture who often uses timeless basic shapes like the circle, the triangle, the spiral, and the square. Her colors are intense pigments--particularly blues, yellows and reds.

The artist, who's been winning accolades for evocative, environmental works since the 1970's, comments that "I mentally and visually imagine my point of vision coming from the far regions of the universe, then traveling down through various galaxies, down, down, then finally getting to our own planet until I can see it half in darkness, half in light." In the original design for Cirrus & Co.'s ceramic chargers, Albuquerque, once again, creates visual metaphors that call for a mystic connection to a sacred source, a connection between heaven and earth.

This important artist has won two NEA grants and has exhibited extensively in the U.S., Europe, Egypt and India. She represented the United States in Egypt's premier international art festival and recently completed a commissioned four-story public sculpture in Southern California. Albuquerque has mentored graduate art students at Art Center College of Design for more than 15 years.

Hand-Painted Ceramic Charger
Red on Black Spiral Plate
Item No. CC001-CH97
Ceramic with paint
13.5" round by 2"

Price: $175 each

Charles Christopher Hill was a 1993 recipient of an NEA grant, providing him with studios in two locations in France, la Napoule and Paris. Here, Hill studied the renowned 17th century print, The Sudarium by Claude Mellan. This tour-de-force made from a single, continuous, engraved line inspired Hills charger design as well as recent paintings.

Since the early 1970s Hill has produced a remarkable body of works where the exploration and investigation of the surface has remained a constant. In his "spiral" paintings a single bar forms a coil. These are constructed with countless layers of paint and varnish. Each successive layer conceals the preceding one except at the periphery where the bars do not overlap perfectly so the edges of each line are exposed. The chargers also reflect this irregular alignment of pigmented layers, creating a chromatic aura at the edge of each stripe. The deep, hard shine on the paintings transfers beautifully to the inviting glaze of the high quality ceramic plates.

The artist has exhibited in the United States, France and Italy. His work is held in public collections including the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California and the Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France. He lives and works in Venice, CA.

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