Built by Brad Jones

Déjà Vu

"Fifty Pieces, Fifty years"

"Separate, and Equal"

In DéjàVu, a grouping of individual vessels and sculptures address the theme of equality through what Jurs refers to as détournement, assigning past objects new meanings by presenting them in ways that differ from the original intention.

 

Jurs gathered together a large grouping of ceramic objects, one from each year of her artistic career, which began in 1958. Each object has been painted white, so they could be viewed as a unit and no single work would overshadow another. This led to a conceptual breakthrough for Jurs in which she became conscious that their unification through paint color represented her view of the world: we are all individuals and should be considered and treated as equals.