Earth Room
5229 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
Saturday, May 20 at 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Ends Jun 17, 2023
Co-curated by Clay ca (Gabriela Forgo) + Blumenfield Projects (Jenny Blumenfield) Graham Collins Courtney Duncan Jaye Kim Maddy Inez Leeser Amelia Lockwood Erica Mao Ōmbia Studio Annabeth Rosen Aili Schmeltz Patrice Renee Washington -- “A relationship is only that— The space between two shapes. A Shape.” -Rachel Mannheimer, Earth Room “Earth Room” gathers the work of ten artists whose ceramics explore the fertile relationships within our interior and exterior landscapes and how they fuse an alternate concept of the whole; A shape created of a void. The exhibition includes the work of Graham Collins, Courtney Duncan, Jaye Kim, Maddy Inez Leeser, Amelia Lockwood, Erica Mao, Ōmbia Studio, Annabeth Rosen, Aili Schmeltz, and Patrice Renee Washington. Where the mere suggestion of a void can elicit feelings of vast emptiness, a lack of content, or simply, the feeling of nothingness, it can also be approached as a generative openness—a spatial moment of possibility, where disparate perspectives can find ground for connectivity and new potential. Though arriving at ceramics from varying backgrounds, the deeply personal narratives of each artist offer pathways into their embodied practices and their shared material investigations. This exhibition presents an explosive array of form and surface that addresses themes of the past, the present, motherhood, alternate realities, race, home, and the architecture that defines those spaces. These works encompass, withhold, and give weight to a post-formal observation of life from a multitude of vantage points, rather than just one. Earth Room is but a moment, an invitation to take pause, inhabit the space, and to forge a new connection.
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