Monday, March 18, 2013

NCECA Exhibition: Skin, Embellished

Exhibiting artists: Teri Frame, Ryan Kelly, Linda Lopez, Matthew McConnell, Margaret Meehan, Julie Moon, and Lindsay Pichaske

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 21 from 7-10pm
Hours during NCECA conference: Wednesday, March 20 through Saturday, March 23 from noon until 5pm

Gallery 1724
1724 Bissonnet St., (between Woodhead and Dunlavy)
Houston, TX 77006

Skin, Embellished is an exhibition exploring not-so-typical notions of skin. Featured artists are Teri Frame, Ryan Kelly, Linda Lopez, Mathew McConnell, Margaret Meehan, Julie Moon, and Lindsay Pichaske. The show is curated by Linda Lopez and Lindsay Pichaske.

The range of work includes ceramic sculptures with novel approaches to surface design, performance with animal headdresses, and photographs of porcelain facial prosthetics. More than mere surface embellishments, the ‘skins’ in this exhibit transform the objects, people, and animals inside. Abstract sculpture sheds its skin, decorated guns become delicate objects, man becomes animal, and ethnicity changes through facial protheses.

This exhibition is part of the 47th Annual NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) conference, which will take place in Houston March 19th through 23rd. The exhibition will remain on view until May 31, 2013.


Gallery 1724
1724 Bissonnet St. (between Woodhead and Dunlavy)
Houston, TX 77005

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5pm or by appointment. For an appointment, please call: 713-523-2547 or 713-582-1198.

Image: Teri Frame

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