IN THE MEMBERS' GALLERY
Christina Pitsch: still life
August 31 - October 2, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, September 2, 2016, 5:30-8:00 pm
Extended Hours: Friday, September 9, 2016, 12:00-8:00 pm and Saturday, September 24, 2016, 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Special Event: Exercises for the Quiet Eye with Annie Storr, Saturday, September 10, 3:00 pm
Chinoiserie (detail), soft paste porcelain and glaze, 15.5 x 15.5 x 3.5 inches, 2015.
Still life: tulips, soft paste bone china and glaze, 6 x 9 x 6 inches, 2015.
Christina Pitsch continues her inquiry into relationships and perception with still life, a new series that focuses on ornamentation. She references historical chinoiserie patterns with a twist by recreating them in cardboard and artificial flowers, which are then translated to porcelain and bone china. The results create a dialogue between highbrow versus lowbrow, questioning the notion of decoration, ornamentation and opulence through quintessential representations of nature throughout history.