Els Wenselaers: Human Hybrid #2, 2009, 20 x 39 x 24 cm, Ceramics, white glaze
Els Wenselaers: Air mixer, 2009, 17 x 60 x 14 cm, Ceramics, used materials
Ceramics Now Exhibition, The Paintbrush Factory, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
December 9, 2011 - January 6, 2012
Ceramics Now Magazine has the pleasure to invite you to the first edition of Ceramics Now exhibition, held at the Paintbrush Factory, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, from December 9, 2011 to January 6, 2012.
Opening reception on Friday, Dec 9, at 18:00.
The exhibition presents different approaches of contemporary ceramic art through the works of 15 artists from USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, South Korea, Israel and Poland, and celebrates the launch of Ceramics Now Magazine’s first printed issue. The artists are also featured in the issue.
EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Chang Hyun Bang (SK), Antonella Cimatti (IT), Patrick Colhoun (UK), Carole Epp (CA), Simcha Even-Chen (IL), Shamai Gibsh (IL), Mark Goudy (US), Roxanne Jackson (US), Margrieta Jeltema (IT), Maciej Kasperski (PL), Jim Kraft (US), Cynthia Lahti (US), Claire Muckian (UK), Connie Norman (US), Liza Riddle (US).
The Paintbrush Factory (third floor)
Henri Barbusse nr. 59-61
Open Monday-Saturday, 14-20 pm, closed on Sundays, Christmas (Dec 24, 25, 26) and New Year (Dec 31, Jan 1). Free admission. With the kind support of SABOT Gallery and the Paintbrush Factory.
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Arthur Gonzalez’s work is on the cover of the Ceramics Now Magazine Winter 2011-2012 issue, introducing an amazing interview about his work. The issue also features Roxanne Jackson’s work, as well as two partnerships with the Denver Art Museum (Overthrown: Clay Without Limits) and Keiko Gallery (Japanese artists).
Issue nr. 1 also presents interviews and articles with new and world-renowned ceramic artists: Claire Muckian, Carol Gouthro, Ian F. Thomas, Cynthia Lahti, Carole Epp, Simcha Even-Chen, Liza Riddle, Patrick Colhoun, Mark Goudy, Chang Hyun Bang, Ian Shelly, Shamai Gibsh, Margrieta Jeltema, John Shirley, Jim Kraft, Connie Norman, Blaine Avery, Antonella Cimatti, Maciej Kasperski, Wim Borst, Merete Rasmussen.
Els Wenselaers: Brain controlled vehicle, 2009, 19 x 35 x 26 cm, Ceramic, used materials
Kjersti Lunde: The Altered Object = New Manipulated Presence, detail, 2008 - Installation, porcelain and stoneware (Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum, Khib)
“Every day we are surrounded by objects of different character. Objects we either know from before or new things we’ve never seen. Created by nature or shaped by human hands. We distinguish between the known and unknown, and make new discoveries. What is known from before we often find in our home environment and community, and the more unknown objects we find when traveling or in new surroundings. I approach the objects in the exposition with different artistic strategies, and a transformation process that examines functional, sculptural and cultural issues.
In the selection of an object to work with, I look for what exudes a certain history and experience. By my hand, the objects are then transformed into new stories, and re-created objects. The original objects emerge as raw materials, in which their parts are recreated into wholes, with a desire to capture the time between past and present. The intention is to add something new and different to an object’s inherent character. Together these objects link together as small elements in a storytelling collection, and reveal a hidden story.” Kjersti Lunde
Kjersti Lunde: Towel, 2008 - Porcelain (Photo:Tor Lie)
Kjersti Lunde: Triplets, 2008 - Found object, porcelain and glass (Photo: Tor Lie)
Kjersti Lunde: Kjuke / Mushroom, detail, 2011 - porcelain (Photo: Klara Sofie Ludvigsen)
Kjersti Lunde: Vase, 2011 - Porcelain (Photo: Tor Lie)
Kjersti Lunde: Blue & White, 2010 - Found object, porcelain
Brian Kakas: Tectonic Perceptions #10, 2010. White stoneware, slab built, 24”H x18”W x 19”L, Cone 9 Reduction
Brian Kakas: Tectonic Perceptions – Wing Series, 2011
White stoneware, slab built, 29” H x 24”W x 24”L, Anagama Fired
Brian Kakas: Dimensional Transitions Series #5, 2008
White Stoneware, slab built, 43” H x 28”W x 35”L, Cone 7 Reduction