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Solid Pull

Jane Irish, Vase, Thay Pagoda, Whiteware with china paint and underglaze, 12x12x12, 2010

TSA is proud to present:

Solid Pull
Curated by Caroline Santa and Rachael Gorchov


June 28 – August 4, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, June 28, 7 – 10 PM
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 12pm-6pm and by appointment
Please ring bell to enter during normal hours.

Featuring works by Annie Attridge, James Hyde, Joanne Greenbaum, Jane Irish, Essye Klempner and Heidi Lau.

Solid Pull is an exhibition of contemporary ceramics whose entry point is the practice of painting. Much like paint, clay is an immediate and flexible medium – it allows artists to realize their vision in a visceral, tactile manner. Clay can function as “all paint and no support” – the dimensionality of the medium allows for a form of searching that isn’t present in two-dimensional media. The consummation of the maker and the material through the physical building of layers is spatial image-making at its most fundamental.

The work in this exhibition is whimsical, sensual, sculptural, textural and immersive. It references the history of ceramics in its physical qualities and/or function, and invites contemplation on the occasional disjuncture between the approach of a crafter and a fine artist.

Solid Pull is Gorchov and Santa’s second joint curatorial endeavor. Intramural, in June 2012 at Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Philadelphia) was a precursor to this exhibition.

For more information please contact TSA.

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