Saturday, September 14, 2013

Jenny Swanson Ceramics Exhibit

Jenny is exhibiting with Ginger Levant in New York City at the John Molloy Gallery :

If you are in the area check it out. 

The gallery is 2 blocks away from Gagosian gallery which has the Edmund de Waal exhibit up, and a few blocks from the Met which has a retrospective of Ken Price.

Jenny Swanson’s recent abstract ceramics reference the funnel and the hourglass as metaphors for the flow and passage of time. Her sculptures and sculptural vessels, inspired by the human body, question strength and fragility, aging, gravity, impermanence and the duality between inside and outside. Swanson is interested in cultural and psychological responses to the body and redefining perceptions of beauty.

The hand built, earthenware pieces are coated with terra sigillata, a traditional technique common in many cultures but most familiar in the ancient ceramics of the Greeks and Romans. Swanson uses this technique in a contemporary way, for its seductive, rich surface effects.

Swanson lives in Cornish Flat, New Hampshire, and has been teaching ceramics at Dartmouth College since 2001. She studied ceramics at Bennington College and Cranbrook Academy of Art.

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