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The Bright Side

The Bright Side

Artist(s)
Reception
06/04/2021 - 5:00pm
June 4th, 2021 to June 25th, 2021
Artist Statement

I tap into a playful innocence through the gestural use of clay and my sculptures are romanticized amalgamations of a collective lived experience. Through my process, I explore the physical nature of working with clay by harnessing the tactility of the material, crystalizing evidence of the joy I find in making. I utilize accessible imagery to create imaginative and humorous sculpture; this affords the viewer a light-hearted moment in an otherwise overwhelmingly complicated human existence.

My work is both strange and familiar. By embracing a skewed perspective of recognizable form I find beauty and charm in altered perception. I draw inspiration from tchotchkes, souvenirs and commemorative objects, adopting a simplified and exaggerated approach to representing figures, animals, landscape and objects. I also reference historical ceramics, relating and positioning my work within this rich vocabulary. My sculptures function as artifacts of contemporary life that respond to diverse influences from current events to ancient history. Ceramics has long been used as a vehicle for recording and perpetuating culture through the creation of utilitarian objects and sculptural symbols. My work is navigating the territory between these two methods of making by establishing a medium between recognizable form and emblematic function.

Medium
Ceramics
 
 

Upcoming Exhibits

Keith Buswell
Jul
02
7/2/21 to 7/30/21
Print / Paper
Lindsey Day
Aug
06
8/6/21 to 8/28/21
Multiple Mediums
Sarah Knobel
Sep
03
9/3/21 to 9/24/21
Multiple Mediums
Nathan Murray
Sep
03
9/3/21 to 10/29/21
Ceramics
Jeks
Shawn Dunwoody
Jessie Hemmons
David Manzanares
Ana Marietta
Eder Muniz
Focus Smith
Nolan Tredway
Nils
Watie White
Sep
03
9/3/21 to 10/29/21
Multiple Mediums

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