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Gorilla Hands by Julia Kunin, USA, 2013

These Gorilla Hands are the result of Kunin’s work at the famous Zsolnay factory (founded in 1853) in Pécs, Hungary. She has been working there to rejuvenate the eosin glaze, the trademark technique of Zsolnay, which was developed during the Art Nouveau period. Eosin ceramics are known for their distinct hues and shimmer. These life-size sculptures mimic the Mountain Gorilla's in Rwanda, The Congo and Uganda. Kunin worked with a ceramic engineer in Hungary, who developed the remarkable glazes on the gorilla hands.

Kunin works in a wide variety of media, including sculpture, video and drawings. She received her BA in 1984 from Wellesley College, and her MFA in 1993 from Rutgers University. Her work has been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe, and over two dozen group exhibitions have featured her work in the past two decades. She recently curated a symposium and exhibition, “Reviving the Light: New Zsolnay Eosin Ceramics” (October 17-November 30, 2012) at Iliad Gallery in New York. She is currently on a Fulbright Scholarship at the Zsolnay factory continuing her research, and making influenced by Zsolnay art pottery using the factory’s eosin glaze. Julia Kunin lives in Brooklyn, New York.

These Gorilla Hands are the result of Kunin’s work at the famous Zsolnay factory (founded in 1853) in Pécs, Hungary. She has been working there to rejuvenate the eosin glaze, the trademark technique of Zsolnay, which was developed during the Art Nouveau period. Eosin ceramics are known for their distinct hues and shimmer. These life-size sculptures mimic the Mountain Gorilla's in Rwanda, The Congo and Uganda. Kunin worked with a ceramic engineer in Hungary, who developed the remarkable glazes on the gorilla hands.

Kunin works in a wide variety of media, including sculpture, video and drawings. She received her BA in 1984 from Wellesley College, and her MFA in 1993 from Rutgers University. Her work has been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe, and over two dozen group exhibitions have featured her work in the past two decades. She recently curated a symposium and exhibition, “Reviving the Light: New Zsolnay Eosin Ceramics” (October 17-November 30, 2012) at Iliad Gallery in New York. She is currently on a Fulbright Scholarship at the Zsolnay factory continuing her research, and making influenced by Zsolnay art pottery using the factory’s eosin glaze. Julia Kunin lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Gorilla Hands by Julia Kunin, USA, 2013

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CREATOR: Julia Kunin (Artist)
COUNTRY: United States
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 2013
MATERIALS: Earthenware with eosin glaze
CONDITION: Excellent
DEALER LOCATION: New York, NY
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 1
REFERENCE NUMBER: LU9053803898

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