Three artists are on view at McDaris Fine Art through June 1st, 2014
Meditations on Spring, Rosalind Shaffer’s new collection of ceramic works is a dazzling show of mastery and imagination. Garbed in raiments that evoke forms found in nature, meditative figures exude a quiescence and inspire repose. Vases and vessels are collared in organically-shaped frills, or glazed with delicate soft-white or celadon that reflects the new-born coloration of the season. Like Spring itself, this ethereal collection of works is bliss manifested.
Elisions brings together works by Tony Thompson in disparate media that are conceptually reflective. Two landscapes turned on their sides drift into one another linked by their substrate and a shared, cloudy sky. Oriental carpets leak colors from their warps and wefts forming bright or patterned “spills.” The collection visually quotes Aristotle (“the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”), underscores the mysterious quality of creative experiences, and describes artists as alchemists.
Soonae Tark’s organic shapes or rectilinear structures are initially captivating because of their deft use of color; precise forms of different “weights” are placed together to create a perfect, yet precarious, balance. Tark is interested in a process that builds abstract, architectural forms into flat surfaces, and brings opposites and differences into harmony and balance with one another. One enters a realm of contentment and calm when contemplating them.
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McDaris Fine Art
623 Warren Street