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Kirk Mangus

Things Love

Art, Books


DescriptionKirk Mangus was an internationally recognized artist, who led the Ceramics Department at Kent State University for almost 30 years. Influencing multiple generations of students, he was a central figure in the revival of wood-firing in America. This catalog accompanies the retrospective Kirk Mangus: Things Love at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. Included are over 100 pages of full color plates that show the breadth of Mangus’s practice, from humble cups to ornate vessels and large totemic sculptures. A selection of drawings and paintings are also included, along with several essays by exhibition curator Rose Bouthillier, Eva Kwong, ceramic artist and Kirk’s wife, and other scholars, along with selections from the writings of Mangus himself.

Published by MOCA Cleveland

Distributed by The Kent State University Press