With and Without,
S. Lantz and Amanda Salov.
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EXHIBITION: July 17 - September 3
With and Without. Work on the just-enough that is somehow still there. Articulations of a feeling like buoyancy, gentle yet firm. Also of the body - the space just beyond the body, sometimes the absences
or voids of the body.
Amanda Salov is an artist whose work examines the qualities of a moment, or the idea of a moment in physical form: temporal, fragile and fleeting. These moments are plastic, sometimes they seem to stretch translucent thin, changing in strength and quality. At times, it helps to know that some things will be constant while other things change. I find comfort in this dichotomy – things both constant and reliable while at once ever-changing – mirrored in the bodies of sea and sky. I seek to bring such things to attention in my porcelain sculptures, installations, and paintings using these natural phenomena as metaphors and anchors for the transitions we all face. I ask for my work to listen rather than to profess loudly, I want it to be present, stable, but dynamic like the sea and the sky.
S. Lantz is an artist working primarily in ceramics. They were raised just outside of Seattle, Washington and are, as described by their parents, the only child of a Vietnamese mother and a white father. “Things we choose to fit or outfit our bodies hold the power to profess identity, connection, and community. I make porcelain wearables that are formed through pressing clay onto my body or another person’s body. This process demands specific touch and ongoing intuitive response to the clay impressions. Delicate marks of skin and wrinkles remain on the undersides of the pieces, while I fashion the reverse side into a glazed, sanded topography. These objects hold time, intimacy, attention, and gradual warmth when placed in contact with the skin.” “This work, grounded in the non-negotiable permanency of ceramics centers the complexities of temporal existences: intimacy and care, relationships between buffers, distance and closeness, solitude and the desire to fit or fit in one’s own body and community.”
14800 Westminster Way N, Shoreline, WA 98133, USA
Friday and Saturday, 12-5 and by appt.
ABOUT THE GALLERY
Located in the long fade between Greenwood and Shoreline, Modern Glaze is a ceramic studio and gallery committed to showing contemporary ceramics by local and regional clay artists, both established and emerging. Established in 2019, by ceramic artist Laura Brodax, it is also a working ceramic studio. Featuring guest curators, artist invitationals, art workshops for adults, artist talks and residencies for established artists wishing to work in clay. Modern Glaze is part of the movement to bolster the arts in north King County.