The ceramic artist Kathy Butterly fires and glazes each of her molten vessels up to thirty times. That translates into thirty chances to add color and form; and thirty chances for a complete loss. The works that emerge from her studio, though, are stunning. Crumpled, twisted, with openings that resemble body parts, Butterly manages to make the solid appear liquid and the utilitarian sublime. She proves that the collapsed form has no need for pathos. Her colors range from decadently rich forest greens and buttery yellows to cracked paper whites and the details on her moderately sized pieces are thrilling. Kathy Butterly is one of the rarefied quiet voices in today’s art scene who places value over size and who makes art that is completely devoid of vain-gloriousness and instead brims with humor and confidence. At James Cohan through October 20.Ka