TWD THRU N ABOUT
TWD THRU N ABOUT emerged from a line. The line draws out and provides contour; it frames the topographies of experience and calls attention to one's orientation. This body of work started with wet clay; squeezed, pinched, pressed, scratched and ultimately fired into a group of ceramic sculptures. Layers of terra sigillata, thin washes of flux and glaze blur notions of genre and content - genre itself plays at medium in this installation of works and work. Pieces and parts are brought into frame with masonry string or embroidery floss - a resistance to the implied finality of ceramics.
There is a thread in general, to resist stasis in favor of experiment, the sketch, of works-in-progress, of mending. All these layers craft their own tectonics and topographies disclosing themselves over time. I want the making to reveal itself in its finished form. I want my work to become and exist parallel the unremitting process of cultural reproduction. This is an ethical stance as much as it is a formal attitude towards art making and craft practices.
Reacting to the gallery space, the work is installed with this attitude of impermanence and transience. The varied surfaces of the vessels and sculptures mirror the layers of paint on the floor, of the layers of history in the building, and potential in the undone. Painters’ drop cloths, a moving cart, furniture all work together as pedestals, frames and context crafting a space of contemplation and new encounters with gesture and process.
This solo exhibition was made possible through the support of Knox College and their Artist and Residency program.