Saturday, December 18, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Form Follows Food Opens December 3, 2010
Celebrating the Fine Art of Pairing Food and Drink with the Perfect Vessel!
December 3rd, 2010 - January 6th, 2011 in the Jane Hartsook Gallery at Greenwich House Pottery. 16 Jones Street (between Bleecker and West 4th Streets), New York City
Opening Reception: Friday, December 3rd, 6-9pm at Greenwich House Pottery
Coinciding with the move of Lyons Wier Gallery to 542 West 24th Street in January 2011, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new project space, Lyons Wier Limited at 175 Seventh Avenue (@ W.20th St).
Lyons Wier Limited will continue to focus on fine art but also investigate our growing interest in the artisanal and applied arts.
Our first exhibition of artisanal arts opens this Sunday, December 12th at 175 Seventh Ave from 12 - 4PM.
In The Ceramics Studio is a group show featuring 30 artists from New York area ateliers and focuses on hand-made functional and conceptual ceramic artwork.
Upcoming Exhibition Program @ Lyons Wier Limited:
December 10, 2010 - January 4th, 2011
Artists Reception: Sunday, December 12th - 12 - 2pm
In The Ceramics Studio, featuring work by Posey Bacopoulos, Yasha Butler, Colleen Carlson,
Nadeige Choplet, Sarah Cihat, Peggy Clarke, Mark Davies, Jennifer Cotton, Georgann Freeman, Nonna Hall, Molly Hatch, Julie Hadley, Gail Heidel, Sin-ying Ho, Stepanka Horalkova, Bill Hudnut, Gitte Jungersen,
Paul Krause, Nicholas Kripal, Jessie Lazar, Firth MacMillan, Judy Moonelis, Jeffrey Mongrain, Lai Montesca,
Sana Musasama, Bob Pesce, Robert Silverman, Richard Stauffacher, Maria Weisman, Katie Westgate.
Growing up in a family of craftsmen and painters, I was encouraged to pass my time by drawing, painting and making. It became clear to me that the act of art making is both meaningful and valued. My examination of the traditional relationship of craft to fine art directly stems from this familial encouragement to make art and make it useful.
A cup or a bowl is almost universally accessible and navigable as most people use them in their daily lives. For me, the blank cup is anonymous in a manner similar to a blank piece of paper. The three-dimensional surface tableware provides is rich with conceptual potential as a place for drawings and paintings. Interaction is encouraged through the decoration of hidden surfaces—the underside of a cup, beneath a lid or on a handle.
I am attracted to the aesthetic qualities of familiar domestic objects and patterns and appropriate them into my work from both historical and contemporary sources. I crop original patterns, play with scale, remix and alter imagery with a contemporary palette and altered scale. I aim to make useful and beautiful vessels that are contemporary counterparts to their historical precedents.
Through display, an item that we often pass by in our day to day can become an object of consideration. In altering the more accepted modes of storage of functional objects in the home I aim to question the traditional perception of the role of ceramics and craft in relationship to art, decoration and function.
The Clay Studio has been looking good lately! Naomi is doing a good job with the Gallery and the online shop. They now advertise through Design*Sponge! Check out my new work in the shop ath the Clay Studio HERE