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"Tim Crane" Profile

"My college work led to an MFA in sculpture. I bought into the basic beliefs of Abstract Expressionism, and that movement provided most of my vocabulary. However, my sculpture derived from the work of Brancusi and Moore more than any AbEx sculptures (a club with very few members indeed!).
Clay has worked well for me in part because it is so good at recording the moment (and so discouraging of reworking "the Moment"). My firing process-wood, plus oil, plus a little salt- is intended to make the pots as visible as possible without covering up what happened during the making, and finally, what the pot endured in the kiln.
I believe that shape is a potent vehicle for embodying truths that are easily articulated any other way. My job is to get the shapes right. I have to hope that once in a while a shape connects with somebody. It's not simple and, I would guess, rarely a quick read, but people who have my pots for a time often tell me how important they have become for them. That's what it's all about."

- Tim Crane -

Education:

1964

MFA in Sculpture, University of Minnesota

1961

BA in Studio Art, University of Minnesota

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

2006

Watkins Gallery, Winona State University

2005

TRAX Gallery, Berkley, CA
Exhibition at the Elavator, Stillwaterm, Minnesota

2002

Salzbrand 2002, Handwerkskammer Koblenz, F.R.G.

2000

Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
Troyer Gallery, Washington DC
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2000

Rochester Art Center, Rochester, Minnesota

1999, 2000

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1998

Minngeisota Exhibit, Kinugawa-Kawaji, Japan

1997

Fredricks R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, Oregon

1996

Rochester Art Center, Rochester, Minnesota
Raymond Avenue Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota

1995

Continental Clay, Minneapolis, MN
Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1994

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

Mr. Crane had taught at Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wisconsin from 1964 to 1999. He also has given workshops at schools and organizations mostly in the Midwest throughout his career.

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