Crockett Bodelson and Sandra Wang figure they’ll have more than 700 artworks ready for the Friday, Jan. 24, opening of ICEPOP. In this many-pronged show at the Center for Contemporary Arts, they examine ice, polar exploration, and mobility. The show runs through March 30.
“We’re working on the pieces now. They’re still coming out of the kiln,” Bodelson said. “We’re using an English product called frost porcelain. What drew us to think about ice was working with this clay. The title of the show fits in most with this installation that depicts Antarctica 100 years ago and Endurance, the 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton expedition, and contemporary Antarctica. There are over 250 people living there year-round now, and it’s opening up to tourism, but there is a treaty to keeps it neutral and pristine. For an artist it’s inspiring because it’s an untouched place, and it isn’t supercharged like the Arctic with all the politics about oil drilling.”