Under the Table

Under the table features nine art- ists who work with clay. Yet many of them would not self-identify as ceramists As curator Margaret Meehan states, “I support artists who don’t want to be defined by one camp and instead use clay as part of a wider conversation.” The exhibition’s title is a reference to artists Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy’s video Heidi (1992), in which two puppets discuss the theories of sub-version by using the expressions “on the table” and “under the table”. Meehan’s point of origin for the exhibition was to examine artists who work with clay in a manner that is “under the table” or suggests perversion.