Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped is opening on August 19 at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. It is the artist’s first major survey and chronicles over 20 years of her work in ceramics. The exhibition will also feature works on paper that mirror the trajectory of her works created in clay. Annabeth Rosen (Ceramics ’81) has demonstrably delved into the place of craft in the contemporary art landscape. Formally trained in ceramics, Rosen has expanded her practice from the functional and decorative into expansive conceptual installations that meld materiality and process. Her diminutive and occasionally monumental works are composed through laborious and obsessive additive processes that push the medium beyond spectacle and into dialogues about endurance, labor, and feminist thought, as well as nature, destruction, and regeneration. The exhibition runs through November 26, 2017 and is scheduled to be shown at Cranbrook Art Museum in the Fall of 2018.