Sam Knopp: Opening Reception
September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
September 4th 2018 – November 3rd 2018
Opening Reception Saturday September 8th, 2018 from 1-3pm
I am concerned with the making and the nature of things. The material world is not one of passive objects but rather things that are active participants in our lives.
I am drawn to ceramics because of its role in the everyday, across cultures and times, but also the unique experience clay provides of being a “maker”. Process, labor, material and craft, these are part of a a captivating language that is only spoken through experience.
Ceramics’ rich technical possibilities and its flip-side of limitations provide an important mix of excitement and frustration. My work and ideas seem to enjoy playing in this state of tension, as I find myself often attempting to stage possible reconciliations between seemingly incompatible ideas and aesthetics. I’m interested in bringing together the manufactured and the handmade, order and chaos, function and sculpture for unexpected experiences that bring questions to the ideas of process, labor, material and craft.
Curatorial Credit: Lucille Frost