Visual Art

Dark Comedy: Ceramic artist Michael Guerra Foerster embraces the playful and the ephemeral

The dichotomy between silly and serious is a hallmark of Foerster's practice, as is a tongue-in-cheek approach that pokes fun at the very trappings of art.

By Bryan Rindfuss

Artists frequently use their websites as a platform to present themselves as accomplished professionals with zero evidence of personality. On his quirky, colorful website, San Antonio's Michael Guerra Foerster turns that pretentious trend upside down by using the juvenile font Comic Sans — in bubblegum pink, no less — and a headshot that shows him grinning in a bowtie with his arms covered in wet clay slip...

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May 17, 2023

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