Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Little Pieces, Big Pieces

Hey Baltimore, I'll have three works of art in this exhibition -- which is weird, given that I am not a ceramicist -- but it has happened nonetheless! Join me on May 15th!!!


Putting the Pieces Together: An Exhibition to Address What is Broken
Curated by Sarah McCann

Where: Baltimore Clayworks
When: May 15 - July 4, 2015
Reception: May 15, 2015 6-8 pm

What do artists do with broken pieces? What do we all do with our broken pieces? As ceramic artists, we experience breakage everyday. As mosaic artists we use our broken pieces to create beautiful objects. This exhibition asked artists to address the questions of how things are put back together when they break. Sometimes breakage is purposeful, like cracking an egg for breakfast. Sometimes it is unintentional like breaking someone's heart. Some things were broken through a violent history and through generations still need to be healed.

The cement and grout that is used to adhere broken pieces of tile, mirror and mixed media create beautiful objects that hold meaning not just as a whole, but in each piece used to create the image or sculpture they become together. The artists that work in this art form weave together personal stories and larger narratives of the histories that we share.

This exhibition asked artists to create mosaic work that speak of things that are broken and illustrate how we as individuals and a community work with one another to put the pieces back together.