Cecilia 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.
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