"Claxons" Exhibition

Haunch of Venison

poster for "Claxons" Exhibition

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Haunch of Venison presents Claxons, a group show curated by art critic Walter Robinson. The show will feature works by ceramic artist Elisabeth Kley, glass artist John Drury, painter Robert Goldman and Robinson. The exhibition aims to present underrepresented artists with an idiosyncratic sensibility. The title of the show Claxons (or loud horns) refers to the idea that artists create dissonance and cacophony. “It’s about letting oneself be carried along by events rather than trying to steer a clear path,” explained Robinson. “Each artist’s work is disturbed, either through subject matter that focuses on outcasts or through execution of materiality.”

Kley will present a selection of her painted ceramic pots and drawings that exemplify her interest in drag culture and extravagance. Depicted in vivid colors, her ceramic pieces reference Gothic ornamentation, Islamic, Roman and Byzantium styles, and thus resemble ceremonial vestiges. One highlight is her drawing Large Ethyl Eichelberger that captures the flamboyant essence of American drag performer Ethyl Eichelberger in an elongated and dramatic form. John Drury will exhibit several glass pieces, in which he melds unlikely everyday materials. His non-traditional treatment of glass results in cast-off constructions. In Funny Money, Drury creates ostensibly fake ceramic coins placed atop a folded American flag, commenting on the use of currency.



from July 19, 2012 to August 17, 2012

Opening Reception on 2012-07-19 from 18:00 to 20:00

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