”Converging Paths, Objects and Selves”

porcelan and bread 1Cecilia Jansson currently presents her recent work in the group exhibition ”Converging Paths, Objects and Selves”,featuring selections from the work of 2016 NARS artist residency participants.porcelain and bread 2  porcelain and bread 3

Her project started with the idea of combining two materials – one representing a firm structure (as seen in society or nature) and one forced to adjust itself according to that structure – forming a coherent whole.

The artist explains: ”I ended up combining porcelain, a material I know well, with bread. Bread dough is in many ways similar to clay, but the final products, bread and ceramic, can be viewed as semiotic opposites. I made hand built structures in porcelain, into which I baked bread. The rising dough must conform to the rigid porcelain, and the organic element of yeast adds an unpredictable and living contrast to the sterile ceramic. I let the materials evolve together to form sculptures where both have an equal importance for the final shape.”
Exhibition: Converging Paths, Objects and Selves, May 13 – June 10, 2016
Venue: NARS Foundation, 201 46th Street 4th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220, www.narsfoundation.org

Exhibition at NARS Foundation New York

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May 13 – June 10, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, May 13th, 6-8pm

The New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation is pleased to present, Converging Paths, Objects and Selves, an exhibition featuring selections from the work of 2016 Season II International Artist Residency Participants: Hua Bai, Gunilla Daga, Cecilia Enberg, Cecilia Jansson, Jenny Laiwint, Bundith Phunsombat, Julie Trudel and Alisha Wessler.  The assembled works, a number produced at NARS, represent the divergent and distinct artistic approaches that have together formed a community, over the course of three to six months in South Brooklyn.