Opening Reception: Friday, June 8, 6-8pm
Utilizing the lines of their two and three dimensional works as a means of exploration, artists Heather Mae Erickson, Josh DeWesse, Sam Chung, and Neha Vedpathak push the potentials for minimalist painting and ceramics through various techniques and materials. With sleek curves and engaging shapes, Erickson’s ceramic work reexamines the dining ritual that occurs between people and pottery. Similarly, DeWesse also explores this intimate relationship between mankind and ceramics but chooses to experiment with high temperatures and glazes to investigate this connection. Chung, meanwhile, elegantly integrates historical and cultural references in striking shapes and colors to create what he refers to as a new language of ceramics.
Vedpathak’s mixed media paintings, keeping the concepts of subtlety and organic forms in mind, allow the viewer a different perspective on embracing form, line, and space. Her mixed media works draw the viewer in with their subtle textures, muted colors, and gentle strokes and slowly capture the space and attention of those around them. The manipulations of shape, material, and size of the exhibition’s works reflects each artist’s pursuit to discover the possibilities of ceramic and painterly forms and their connection to the cultures and spaces they inhabit.
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