Cycladic Bottle (green comb), 2011, Stoneware, 16” x 7” x 7” (left)
Cycladic Bottle (green stripe), 2011, Stoneware, 16” x 7” x 7” (right)
Liliana Folta exhibition / Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham, MA
September 27 - October 28, 2012
Opening reception and Artist talk: October 4, 7-9 pm.
Liliana Folta is a Latin American multidisciplinary artist. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts.
"The potential ability of the imagination has an important impact in our lives. Minds have visual images that we collect through our lives.
These inner-images that represent my works are examinations of my existence. However, in this bank of memories I cherish every possible emotion; happiness, growing pains, family loss, first love, motherhood, sexuality, multicultural experiences, frustration, society’s rules and most importantly the celebration of life.
As an artist I like to work with different mediums especially acrylic paintings and ceramic sculptures. For the past few years I have been experimenting with mixed media installation. The freedom of expanding my work in another dimension makes me feel more connected with the viewers.
The process of my work mostly is very spontaneous; the rest comes along with what my subconscious has been saving in my bank of memories, throughout my life and the happening of the moment.”
Exhibition in collaboration with Mike Vickers (Light effects) and Gustavo Jiménez (Experimental sounds).
Curator: Olga Shmuylovich.
Liliana Fonta’s works are in several private and public collections in the United States, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Australia, Spain, Poland, Museum of Contemporary Ceramics - Dominican Republic, Ku Art Center - Beijing.
Francesco Ardini was born in Padua, Italy, and graduated in Landscape Architecture at the IUAV, Venice, in 2011. He discovered ceramics during the study years. Currently works in Padua and Nove.
The vision of reality in Ardini’s studies relates to broken objects, uneven surfaces, the apparent dissolution, the linearity undermined by failure. All these lead to a naturalism where the works provide biological cycles in which the dissolution is always followed by a formal definition.
Francesco Ardini understands the scientific course that begins with Einstein’s relativity, Max Planck’s quantum theory, going on with the Hubble’s discovery of galaxies, to land - in the second half of the twentieth century - within an epistemological revolution that places the possibility/probability above the necessity. Ardini accepts the idea that a large part of reality is not linear, but chaotic, and has a view of a universe development which will end in a cosmic catastrophe. These ideas place Ardini’s work in the sphere of conceptual art.
Ellen Schön: Vortex, 2012, Smoke-fired clay, 13” x 20” x 20”
Ellen Schön: Nargila Pod, 2011, Smoke-fired clay, 16.5” x 21” x 21”
Ellen Schön: Embracing Totem, 2011, Stoneware, 18” x 4” x 5”
Ellen Schön: Lotus Pod, 2009, Smoke-fired Clay, 9” x 15” x 15”
Ellen Schön: Planet #4, 2012, Stoneware, 10” x 10” x 10”
Ellen Schön: Planet #11, 2012, Stoneware, 10” x 10” x 10”
Ellen Schön: Three Hills Font, 2012, Smoke-fired clay, 9” x 11 “x 11”
Ellen Schön: Five Hills Font, 2011, Smoke-fired clay, 15” x 22” x 22”
Francesco Ardini: Blue Proliferation, 2012, Ceramic, White and electric blue matt glaze 990°C, Vase H75 cm.