- 4:51 am - Fri, Aug 16, 2013
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Come Undone by Beth Cavener Stichter
A gallery of ceramic sculpture. It’s rare to feel as if an animal can possess you — inhabit your body, mind and spirit as if it were a new lover exploring all your real and artificial selves. Dress your dogs and cats with as many sweater vests, booties and hats as you want; they’ll never come close to the hybrid human qualities that seductively inhabit the work of Beth Cavener Stichter. This might be, in part, because she views her stone sculptures as portraits — of people she has met briefly in passing or good friends or family. She doubles the uncanny moment by acknowledging that these creatures are self-portraits as well, since the very act of interpreting another’s actions, facial expressions, and intentions says — and betrays — much more about our own fears and desires than the other person. We rarely acknowledge or intellectually wrestle with this flash-fiction judgment that we impose onto friends and strangers alike.
Beth Cavener Stichter
- 2:46 am - Thu, Oct 25, 2012
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When I saw this piece and found that the material was actually marble I was blown away. A great example of when exquisite craftsmanship meets concept.
Ryan Gander - Tell my mother not to worry (ii) 2012
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- 3:00 am - Sun, Apr 15, 2012
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Disturbingly beautiful clay/porcelain sculptures by Israeli artist Ronit Baranga
The use of fingers and mouths in my work is full of intent and meaning. The fingers and the mouth are very sensual organs in the human body and are therefore very powerful as separated items from it. The “seamless” combination of these organs in plates or cups, appearing as one, creates, in my opinion, new items that “feel” their environment and respond to it - Ronit (interview with Empty Kingdom)
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