Betty Woodman has molded herself a place in history. Across a half-century-long career, she’s teased out revelatory new possibilities from clay, taking inspiration from the works of antiquity but working in an unmistakably contemporary vein. The bright colors and whimsical forms of her vases belie the force of their impact on the art world. In this show of Woodman’s recent work, ceramics find their way onto canvases as well: 2012’s Museum View, New York is an acrylic painting embellished with glazed earthenware. The picture, an abstracted image of two sculpted vases sitting in a gallery, is made pleasingly meta here by its close proximity to one of Woodman’s sinuous vessels. At Gallery Diet, 174 NW 23rd St., Miami, (305) 571-2288. Prices range from $20,000 to $100,000.
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