Elemental

Mar 15 to May 12

The pre-Socratic philosopher Empedocles first proposed the idea that the world rests upon four fundamental building blocks: air, earth, fire, and water. Ceramics has always had a special relationship to these elements because they are essential for all ceramic creation.

The artists in this exhibition, Susannah Biondo-Gemmell, Del Harrow, Linda Swanson, and Paula Winokur, offered contemporary responses to the ancient theme of the elements, with each artist focusing on a different element. Their works addressed a wide range of artistic and social concerns, from the metaphorical equation of ceramic vessels with the human body to the environmental linkage between “earth” and “the Earth.”

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Related Resources

Susannah Biondo-Gemmell's website:
​Del Harrow's website:
www.delharrow.net
Linda Swanson's website: 
www.lindaswansonstudio.com
Paula Winokur's website: 
www.paulawinokur.com