Ken Price’s “naturally erotic forms”

Clay sculpture glazed or painted in a melange of color. While they may be “naturally erotic forms,” they remain firmly abstract. I found the colors of the speckled surface and the undulating curves much more playful and visually interesting than his flat drawings and prints on the wall.
The marbled surface of this reminds me ancient Roman pottery, but the colors are closer to neon and the material effect plasticy. This surreal disconnect and the lumpy shapes creates a disquieting secondary reaction to what seems innocent enough at first glance.

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