Ceramic is honored at Ripe Art with works created by artists such as Laurent Craste, Marie Côté, Olivier Girouard, Pierre Durette, Nicholas Galanin, Sarah Garzoni, Martin Klimas, François Morelli, Clint Neufeld, Greg exposure Payce Amélie Proulx, Stephen Schofield, Brendan Tang, Ramsden or Colleen Wolstenholme. A hair-raising event on ace contemporary clay.
"…While Nicholas Galanin’s bearskin rug/U.S. flag hybrid, “The American Dream is Alive and Well,” is likely to garner the most attention, he’s no one-trick artist. “I Think It Goes Like This?” offers pieces of totem poles, partly painted black and arranged in a way that speaks to the impossibility of re-creating the past."
November 2 – December 21, 2013 Opening reception: Saturday, November 2nd from 3pm to 5pm Porcelain: Breaking Tradition : Marie Côté and Olivier Girouard, Laurent Craste, Pierre Durette,Nicholas Galanin, Sarah Garzoni, David R. Harper, Martin Klimas, François Morelli, Clint Neufeld, Greg Payce, Amélie Proulx, Anne Ramsden, Stephen Schofield, Brendan Tang andColleen Wolstenholme
Through the work of fifteen talented artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on ceramics’ impressive versatility.While some art departments are getting rid of their ceramics programs,Porcelain: Breaking Tradition offers a non-exhaustive demonstration of the versatility of a medium used for millennia. Testifying to a long history associated with early examples of international trade between Asia and Europe, clay offers to contemporary artists a wide range of connotations associated with cultural significance. The artists included in this exhibition manipulate ceramics – a medium traditionally associated with craft— with great intelligence. Some find in its properties a myriad of inventive and creative ways to address a wide variety of other subjects: from native people’s struggles to society’s overconsumption, and even gender stereotypes. Many artists draw on the traditions of porcelain to address the conflicted relationship between craftsmanship and a world increasingly modulated by technology.