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One day the stream will be suffocated – by islands

curated by Melissa Canbaz

OPENING: 18.07.2018, 6-9pm

Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, Via Rafenstein 19, I-39100 Bolzano, Italy

Exh. Opening Hours:   Wednesday, 18.07 – Sunday, 22.07.2017 by appointment only.

 

Adriano Costa
Hella Gerlach
Paloma Proudfoot

 

The artists in residence for the fourth iteration of the Thun Ceramic Residency are Adriano Costa (b. 1975), Hella Gerlach (b. 1977) and Paloma Proudfoot (b. 1992). The new work, conceived during the summer residency, will be presented at the Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare.  The exhibition is curated by Melissa Canbaz.

Sculpture here is a a non-static object that moves away from the plinth,  and engages with its architectural and social environment. The artists reveal different qualities of ceramics by activating its material, performative, and physical dimensions.

 

Artist in Residence 2018

21.05.2018

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Paloma Proudfoot (b.1992) is an English artist living and working in London. Proudfoot studied her BA (Sculpture) at Edinburgh College of Art graduating in 2014 before completing her MA (Sculpture) at Royal College of Art in 2017.

Proudfoot uses sculptural objects as characters, a set of players that repeat, morph and re-emerge across different works through installation and performance. Using slip-casting to make hollow ceramic husks, Proudfoot manipulates these casts creating concave cheeks, gutted bellies and protruding spouts. These shallows and openings transform the objects into vessels, creating opportunities to fill their emptiness with materials that perish or metamorphose over time. Drying and decaying eggs, flowers, berries, home-brewed alcohol and bath salts mould over and alloy to the ceramics exposing their vulnerability and interrupting the immutability of the medium. Transposing her experience in clothes-making techniques to clay, Proudfoot also uses pattern-cutting methods to slab build figurative work, playing between the two-dimensional pattern pieces and three-dimensional forms they make up.

Recent and forthcoming solo exhibitions include The Detachable Head Serves as a Cup, Cob Gallery, London (2018); The Bin Room, Stryx Gallery, Birmingham (2017); There is One Missing From Your Bunch, May Projects, London (2016) and The Jockey, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (2015). Recent and forthcoming group exhibitions include Becoming Plant, Tenderpixel, London; La Louisiana, Sans Titre, Paris; The Clean Carcass of the Host, Marso Galeria, Mexico City (with Galerie Sultana and Sans Titre for Condo Mexico) (all 2017).