Don't miss this exhibition! Curator Anne Surak has put together a monumental exhibit by clay artist Laurel Lukaszewski. It is soothing and mysterious at the same time whimsical and haunting. Clay is transformed into lively, growth-invoking memories, a very engaging exhibition, one of the best in DC this summer!
Project 4 presents :
June 16 - July 22, 2006
Project 4 is proud to present Kuroi Shiroi (Black/White), an installation of black stoneware and white porcelain by Washington DC artist, Laurel Lukaszewski. The works are stark, organic, extruded forms resembling three-dimensional line drawings or calligraphic brushstrokes. The interrelation of the pieces is based on the artist’s study of Japanese Buddhist mandalas and a habit of incessant doodling. Living in Japan has greatly influenced her work.
“I lived in a small, rural village that was very traditional and centered around agriculture,” says Lukaszewski. “My work reflects that experience in the purity and simplicity of the raw clay. The Japanese have a deep respect for nature but cultivate environments in a very controlled manner. Each sculpture is composed of individual pieces that are assembled on site which give the work a spontaneity and randomness while still being constructed in a very specific manner.”
Laurel Lukaszewski received her MA in Asian Studies and BA in International Affairs from Florida State University. She is currently a member of the Red Dirt Studio seminar in Mount Rainier, MD. This is her first solo exhibition.
Project 4 is a new Washington D.C. gallery that plans to be as diverse as the art world itself. That diversity will be encouraged by Project 4’s exhibition model: guest curators who will bring a spectrum of exhibits not limited by the mindset of a single gallery director. It will, in effect, be a room for art and ideas.
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