SPECIMENS

Pent Pillow

Wood fired stoneware with porcelain slip

By Jessica Dubin

Specimens

Jessica Dubin

Goelet Gallery

September 23 - November 14, 2020

Curated by Lisa Breznak

I have spent years exploring convergent and divergent paths in ceramics. My work continues to evolve incrementally. I often wind up where I began but with the advantage of experience. 

 

Whether making functional pottery or sculpture, there is a deep-rooted fascination with mark making. Spirals and circles, ripples akin to those in water or windblown sand, forms inspired by diatoms, seed pods, and sea-worn stones.

 

Attention to surface is constant. Layers of thick porcelain slip retain marks from fingers and tools. They create opportunities for glaze and wood ash to accentuate them: to pool within and between. I strive for an immediacy of gesture, a sense of softness and movement that remain essential to the finished piece.

 

These objects can be seen as a collection of specimens.  They straddle the divide between the ‘made’ and the ‘found’, and are imbued with a bit of mystery. My aim is to disclose progression within continuity; to reveal the point of origin and know it in a more profound way.

ARTIST RECEPTION - April 18, 2020 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Exhibit is open during museum hours:

Wednesday - Saturday, 12 to 4pm

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PROUD TO BE SUPPORTED BY

ARTSWESTCHESTER
WESTCHESTER COUNTY GOVERNMENT

J.C.C. Fund, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York

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