April 26 - June 1, 2013
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
The Sum of Its Parts presents the work of eight international artists whose work is created by combining individual units to create a whole. Stacked, woven, strung together and combined, these sculptures become monumental through the arrangement of modules and parts to achieve a larger vision.
Read Combining. Stacking. Weacking. Stringing. Layering. Critical Review by Susan Wider / THE Magazine
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Eliza Au is based in British Columbia. Her sculpture is composed of 8 cast ceramic modules, so delicate and precise they could be 3-D printed.
Nathan Craven’s tiny extruded pieces can be stacked into an infinite variety of shapes and forms. He is creating a site-specific piece to be installed into a back lit wall in the gallery.
Heather Mae Erickson slip-casts delicate functional tableware. Her individual pieces are stunning but, once the grouping of pieces is nestled together, the composition of the completed serving set is then fully realized.
Del Harrow of Colorado builds complex abstract ceramic sculptures. His exquisite still life arrangements are displayed on hand-made tables of his own design and construction.
Elizabeth Hunt of Santa Fe has woven clay into a wall tapestry of tight coils that appears to be an magnification of an oversized blanket.
Maren Kloppmann of Minneapolis creates crisp pillow-like components that she arranges as a wall unit. This modernist sculpture plays with the shadows and reflections cast on the wall.
Jae Won Lee’s fragile feather-like porcelain sculptures are created by combining strings of hundreds of tiny segments. The play of patterns references floral or botanical imagery.
Julie York of Vancouver makes small domes with interior arrangements of ceramic parts that appear to have come from an underwater landscape. A glass lens give the viewer a glimpse into this secret world.