March 19 – April 23, 2024
Devishi Seth, curator of this exhibit, brings together six young artists from diverse backgrounds and explores the interconnection between spirituality and clay—how a state of aliveness is experienced through clay while transforming relationships within oneself.
Devishi Seth explains:
Bridging different human experiences, clay connects us to one another. Our bodies molded, through clay, act as an extension of the Earth. Becoming a mediator that bridges us to the spirit underlying all phenomenon. Being Bridges expands on the duality of ceramic and human bodies.
As clay brings us together, we use this material to become a bridge for society and to produce a meaningful future. Through ceramic vessels, we can simultaneously reflect and shape our reality through our fingertips. The desire to create with this malleable medium is present across time, across cultures, and across ideologies.
In this exhibit, some works reference specific cultural iconographies, while others use a language of their own. Some pieces revisit personal history, while others use shared experiences. Some are cast from real objects, while others are sculpted from the imagination. Displaying varying subject matter and aesthetic sensibilities, they are connected in their reach. They all serve as metaphorical and literal bridges to connect us with energies outside of ourselves. Through its curation, Being Bridges celebrates the infinite ways in which this amorphous material is used to bridge this everlasting expanse.
The NCECA 2024 conference theme, Coalescence, plays an important role in Being Bridges as it taps into the power clay has, how it shapes us, and our desires to create. How it becomes a spiritual extension of oneself, affecting every particle of our bodies.
This exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.
Artists: Malak Kaki, Devishi Seth, Tao Tao, Eve van Rens, Jeremy Wong, Luqing Zhang.