Thomas Piché Jr. is director of Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Sedalia, Missouri. He has organized over 50 art exhibitions nationally and internationally, and has contributed to numerous books and periodicals, including work published by George Braziller Inc., Syracuse University Press and Hudson Hills Press.

From Tabletop to Eternity: Andrew Raftery’s Plates

Installation view: “Andrew Raftery: Autobiography of a Garden,” Ryan Lee Gallery, New York, 2016. Courtesy of RYAN LEE, New York.

Andrew Raftery’s group of twelve transferware plates, entitled The Autobiography of a Garden, is an inventive amalgam of several time-honored art practices. The series combines the artist’s passion for 19th-century transferware …Read More