Eric Serritella: The Illusions of Permanence is on view at Galerie Fledermaus, Chicago
August 29 – September 26, 2021
Galerie Fledermaus is pleased to announce The Illusions of Permanence; an exhibition of works by world-renowned ceramic artist Eric Serritella. Presented in collaboration with Jason Jacques Gallery, The Illusions of Permanence is a paean to nature, offered in clay.
Serritella’s trompe l’oeil ceramic sculptures are effigies of nature burned by man. His forms echo natural organisms so perfectly, so poignantly, the wounds and scars he carves into their flesh register with a palpable pain. But in depicting the destruction wrought by humans on the earth, Serritella remains an optimist. He sows seeds of hope beneath the ruin; a bud beneath the charred forest floor, waiting to emerge.
Serritella tells us that nature will survive long past our time here on earth. Decay is merely the process of nature reassembling itself; breaking down, changing form, and – like a fresh lump of clay – transforming into something new.”
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