Text and photos are by Robert Kokenyesi, Ceramic Artist, Beachfront Pottery, Godfrey, IL 62035, USA.
From January 14 and February 15, 2017 the gallery of ArtStLouis in St Louis, Missouri hosted the all media exhibit “Personal Space”. The call for entry indicated that the submitted pieces should address the human form, human experience, how humans interact with each other. The exhibit featured 53 artworks from 42 local (100 mile radius around St Louis) artists. I’m reporting on the two ceramic pieces here.
Drew’s narrative says that “music reveals mathematical truths. These truths keep existing even after the music stops, but we forget them, and we listen again.” He also says that “in our short lives we get a distorted glimpse of a multi-dimensional universe.”
The “Figure with Guitar” surely illustrates that distorted glimpse of the universe.
Lisa’s web site tells us that her focus is gesture and texture. Her most recent works combine the female figure with nature themes.
I’m not sure the exact inspiration or story behind this piece. However, the thin, cracked surface pieces gives this creation a very unique look. You can see these fluid tile-like coverings on the second photo showing her back.
Also, she is picking up some of these pieces that fallen off of her. There could be many metaphors (shell, old skin, etc.) that might match with the construction of this piece. Maybe we here them at her next exhibit.