Michael Lucero- now best known for his ceramic sculpture-began developing a body of life-sized figures as a graduate student. When he moved to New York in 1978 he didn’t have access to a kiln and instead constructed a series of 17 hanging figures from fruit crates scavenged in Chinatown. All 17 figures were shown together in Michael Lucero: Interlude. Also included will be contemporary drawings by the artist prepared specifically for this exhibition.
These works have only been exhibited once, at the Wake Forest University Art Gallery in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Pieces lent by Stephen and Pamela Hootkin, the Portland Museum of Art, Maine, and the Montclair Art Museum.
This catalog was published on the occasion of Michael Lucero: Interlude, on view at the Chazen Museum of Art May 10-August 18, 2013
Publisher: Chazen Museum of Art (2013)