“Vibrant Things” Exhibition

The Jane Hartsook Gallery

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The Jane Hartsook Gallery presents Vibrant Things, a three person exhibition featuring Andrew Casto, Evan D’Orazio and Hilary Harnischfeger, curated by Aimee Odum. Undertaking the near-impossible and intricate task of absorbing the world around them, the artists transform ephemeral events from their environment into tangible and vivacious ceramic assemblages. Each creates their own distinct aesthetic using layers of clay slip, encrusted hydrostone or brightly colored ceramic mounds. Casto, D’Orazio and Harnischfeger are influenced by geological processes, banal spaces or personal moods and relationships. They channel day-to-day experiences into objects that preserve the gestures that made them, giving these static forms a sense of movement. Vibrant Things connects these lively ceramic forms with stress, humor and memory - provoking us to evaluate the forces that shape us.

Andrew Casto extracts a visual language from geological processes like erosion, building forms that are loosely structured branches, rising and gracefully melting into their own formations. Evan D’Orazio’s bright, saturated objects pulsate with a sense of liveliness and humor, becoming manifestations of his daily anxieties. Perceptive of the subtitles in her environment, Hilary Harnischfeger uses spaces and events to inform her raw, yet intricate forms, as she pairs porcelain, cast hydrocal, minerals and handmade paper.

Casto, D’Orazio and Harnischfeger will present an artist talk about their work, October 20, 2017 at Greenwich House Pottery, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Seats are limited.



from October 19, 2017 to November 17, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-10-19 from 17:00 to 19:00

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