Created for Monterey Now, works include imagery inspired by Africa and Ancient America. Corcoran’s Peruvian series is based on the vessels of the pre-Columbian Moche society, and reflect a tradition of forms and motifs over fifteen hundred years old. For example, the earth tones and geometric details of a Black-Faced Ant Thrush depict a Moche-inspired decorative treatment and palette.
A selection of working drawings is included in the exhibition of masterfully crafted ceramic creations.
Annette Corcoran resides in Pacific Grove, California, and is highly regarded in the world of ceramics. Many of her pieces are part of significant public and private collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the National Museum of Ceramic Art in Baltimore.
Monterey NOW is an exhibition series organized to present Monterey Bay area artists who have made significant contributions to the visual arts.
Image: Annette Corcoran, Black-Faced Ant Thrush, 2011, porcelain, 9 h x 6.5 x 6 inches, © Annette Corcoran 2012