BY HARRY STEINBERG
MARCH 15TH – APRIL 12TH, 2014
RECEPTION: SATURDAY, MARCH 15TH, 6-10PM
Harry Steinberg is 103 years old and lives in Los Angeles, dedicating daily time to the creation of his playful ceramic characters. Steinberg was medically trained as a nose, throat and ear specialist and worked in the field during World War II, aiding the wounded and bearing witness to the horrors of war. Steinberg continued his medical practice when he returned home and, with the encouragement of his wife, artist Claire Hanzakos, took up ceramics on the weekend. Upon retirement, he dedicated more time to making art in his backyard ceramic studio and found his creative voice. His sculptures of people, animals and totems evoke spirits and characters–seemingly drawn from an inexplicable basis beyond the ordinary–that encapsulate his humor and joy. This will be Steinberg’s first solo show and includes 103 of his ceramic creations.