Vessel Re-Imagined: Group Show curated by Brooks Oliver

September 7 – 28, 2019

Brooks Oliver

Brooks Oliver

Curl, 2019

Porcelain

9h x 10.50w x 23d in

BO015

$1400

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Brooks Oliver

Brooks Oliver

Zipper, 2019

Slip cast porcelain

8h x 23w x 8d in

BO004

$ 750.00

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Brooks Oliver

Brooks Oliver

Trumpet 1, 2019

Slip cast porcelain

24h x 8w x 8d in

BO001

SOLD

Brooks Oliver

Brooks Oliver

LOL, 2019

Slip cast porcelain

10h x 13w x 6d in

BO005

SOLD

Brooks Oliver

Brooks Oliver

Wobble, 2019

Slip cast colored porcelain

8h x 9w x 9d in

BO010

SOLD

Brooks Oliver

Brooks Oliver

Splits, 2019

Slip cast porcelain

9.50h x 5.25w x 3.25d in

BO013

$ 180.00

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Brooks Oliver

Brooks Oliver

Squeeze, 2019

Slip cast colored porcelain

6.50h x 5.50w x 5.50d in

BO016

$ 155.00

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Brooks Oliver

Brooks Oliver

Blob, 2019

Slip cast porcelain and plywood

6.25h x 10.50w x 7d in

BO014

$ 320.00

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Brooks Oliver

Brooks Oliver

Fence Vase, 2019

Slip cast porcelain

8.50h x 36w x 36d in

BO017

$ 4,300.00

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Brooks Oliver

Brooks Oliver

Ring Vase, Large, 2019

Thrown porcelain

4h x 15w x 15d in

BO011

$ 1,200.00

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Brooks Oliver

Brooks Oliver

Ring Vase, Small, 2019

Thrown porcelain

2h x 8w x 8d in

BO012

$ 320.00

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Brooks Oliver

Brooks Oliver

TwistS, 2019

Slip cast porcelain

4h x 5w x 3d in each

ALL SOLD

Zak Helenske

Zak Helenske 

Bowl, 2019

Terracotta, porcelain, underglaze, glaze

2.75h x 6.50w x 9.50d in

ZH016

 

Zak Helenske

Zak Helenske 

Bowl, 2019

Terracotta, porcelain, underglaze, glaze

2.75h x 6.50w x 6.50d in

ZH013

SOLD

Zak Helenske

Zak Helenske 

Cellar, 2019

Terracotta, porcelain, underglaze, glaze

3.50h x 6.75w x 5.75d in

ZH019

SOLD

Zak Helenske

Zak Helenske 

Cellar, 2019

Terracotta, porcelain, underglaze, glaze

5h x 7.25w x 7.25d in

ZH021

 

Zak Helenske

Zak Helenske 

Cellar, 2019

Terracotta, porcelain, underglaze, glaze

3.75h x 7.25w x 5.50d in

ZH018

 

Zak Helenske

Zak Helenske 

Cup, 2019

Terracotta, porcelain, underglaze, glaze

3h x 3.50w x 3.50d in

ZH006

$ 63.00

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Zak Helenske

Zak Helenske 

Cup, 2019

Terracotta, porcelain, underglaze, glaze

3h x 3.50w x 3.50d in

ZH007

SOLD

Zak Helenske

Zak Helenske 

Cup, 2019

Terracotta, porcelain, underglaze, glaze

3h x 3.50w x 3.50d in

ZH005

SOLD

Zak Helenske

Zak Helenske 

Cup, 2019

Terracotta, porcelain, underglaze, glaze

3h x 3.75w x 3.75d in

ZH003

$ 63.00

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Zak Helenske

Zak Helenske 

Cup, 2019

Terracotta, porcelain, underglaze, glaze

3h x 3.75w x 3.75d in

ZH008

SOLD

 

Zak Helenske

Zak Helenske 

Cup, 2019

Terracotta, porcelain, underglaze, glaze

3h x 3.50w x 3.50d in

ZH011

SOLD

Zak Helenske

Zak Helenske 

Cup, 2019

Terracotta, porcelain, underglaze, glaze

3h x 3.50w x 3.50d in

ZH004

SOLD

Zak Helenske

Zak Helenske 

Cup, 2019

Terracotta, porcelain, underglaze, glaze

3h x 3.75w x 3.75d in

ZH010

SOLD

Zak Helenske

Zak Helenske 

Cup, 2019

Terracotta, porcelain, underglaze, glaze

3h x 3.50w x 3.50d in

ZH001

SOLD

Zak Helenske

Zak Helenske 

Cup, 2019

Terracotta, porcelain, underglaze, glaze

3h x 3.75w x 3.75d in

ZH002

SOLD

Zak Helenske

Zak Helenske 

Cup, 2019

Terracotta, porcelain, underglaze, glaze

3h x 3.75w x 3.75d in

ZH009

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Zak Helenske

Zak Helenske 

Cup, 2019

Terracotta, porcelain, underglaze, glaze

3h x 3.75w x 3.75d in

ZH012

SOLD

Lily Fein

Lily Fein

Twisted Pair
-Set of Two Vessels-, 2019

High Fired Porcelain with Iron Oxide Glaze

8.5 x 4 x 3.5
6.5 x 4 x 3

LF019

$ 900.00

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Lily Fein

Lily Fein

Untitled 3, 2019

High Fired Porcelain with Iron Oxide Glaze

13.50h x 10w x 8d in

LF003

$ 1,000.00

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Lily Fein

Lily Fein

Untitled 1, 2019

High Fired Porcelain with Iron Oxide Glaze

16.75h x 8.50w x 8.50d in

LF001

$ 1,200.00

SOLD

Lily Fein

Lily Fein

White Bodice, 2019

High Fired Porcelain with Matte White Glaze

10h x 7w x 4d in

LF016

$ 750.00

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Lily Fein

Lily Fein

Polka Dot Vase, 2019

High Fired Porcelain

9.50h x 3.50w x 3.50d in

LF020

SOLD

Lily Fein

Lily Fein

Grey Tower, 2019

High Fired Porcelain with Iron Oxide Glaze

12h x 4.50w x 4d in

LF018

$ 850.00

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Lily Fein

Lily Fein

Black/White/Green Vase, 2019

High Fired Porcelain with Iron Oxide Glaze and Stippling

8h x 4.50w x 3d in

LF021

SOLD

Lily Fein

Lily Fein

Untitled 2, 2019

High Fired Porcelain with Iron Oxide Glaze and Stippling

10h x 7w x 6.50d in

LF002

$ 1,000.00

SOLD

Lily Fein

Lily Fein

Black/White Twist, 2019

High Fired Porcelain with Iron Oxide Glaze and Stippling

6h x 3w x 3d in

LF022

SOLD

Lily Fein

Lily Fein

Tripod Vase, 2019

High Fired Porcelain with Turquoise glaze

11h x 8w x 7d in

LF017

$ 900.00

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Margaret Kinkeade

Margaret Kinkeade

Bowtie Plates, Set of 5, 2019

Midrange Stoneware, underglaze and glaze

.75 x 6.5 x 6.5 in. each

MAK001-007

 

Margaret Kinkeade

Margaret Kinkeade

Sawtooth, Hills of Vermont Plate, 2019

Midrange porcelain underglaze and glaze

.75 x 6.5 x 6.5 in. each

MAK008-021

 

HeeSoo Lee

HeeSoo Lee

In Dreams Cup, 2019

Porcelain

HL007

SOLD

HeeSoo Lee

HeeSoo Lee

Blossom Two Handle Mug, 2019

Porcelain

4.50h x 8w x 5.50d in

SOLD

HeeSoo Lee

HeeSoo Lee

Iris Mug, 2019

Porcelain

5h x 6w x 4d in

HL002

SOLD

HeeSoo Lee

HeeSoo Lee

In Dreams"Frosty" Vase, 2019

Porcelain

9h x 7w x 3d in

HL005

SOLD

HeeSoo Lee

HeeSoo Lee

In Dreams "Frosty" Cup, 2019

Porcelain

5.50h x 3.50w in

HL004

SOLD

 

Press Release

ves·sel:

/ˈvesəl/ a hollow container, especially one used to hold liquid, such as a bowl or cask.

The first known clay pot is found in China 20,000 years ago.

Lacoste Keane Gallery is pleased to present:  Vessel Re-Imagined from September 7 –28, 2019, an exhibition exploring the vessel form and its possibilities.  Guest curator Brooks Oliver brings together a group of young artists working in the medium of ceramics, whose practice centers around interesting and exciting interpretations of the vessel, a fundamental and important form connected to human civilization. 

 

Brooks Oliver obtained his MFA from Penn State and is a ceramics educator at the University of North Texas. He endeavors to “reimagine and reinterpret the familiar functional vessel”. In doing so, he challenges the viewers to examine the grey areas in art and craft, form and function and mass production versus handmade. On the surface his works are sleek and industrial, but closer examination reveals the maker’s marks such as seams that have not been sanded smoothly or glaze applied by hand.  All leaving slight unevenness on the object’s surface. Oliver’s minimalist work never ceases to question the public’s perception of the vessel. One can treat them as beautiful works of art, yet the void within the object renders them functional in some instances.

Lily Fein, a Massachusetts based young art graduate, approaches the vessel through the pinching and coiling method. Her works are painstaking and time consuming to make as each vessel is coiled and pinched to form. Using the challenging medium of porcelain, she creates each vessel from the base and builds the work up by pushing the walls from inside and outside. The abstract qualities are revealed by each fingerprint and mark making. The stippling on her works is meditative as the continuous application of dots on the surface involves complete focus and involvement from the artist. Each work holds special memory of the artist and her energy. 

 

Margaret Kinkeade’s work in this exhibition is an interplay of art and function. She has made two different wall installations for this show--35 small serving plates and 12 salad plates. Members of the audience are invited to use the plates by breaking bread first before hanging the used plate on the wall to form a grid. These handmade plates, clearly made to be used, question the utilitarian aspect as when hung on the wall, they are transformed into objects of art and for decoration.

Heesoo Lee makes ethereal vessels inspired by nature and landscape that combine the painterly with the sculptural. Her poetic imagery is created by using layers of underglaze and china paint on scenes built up and sculpted on clay. These works harken back to Louis Comfort Tiffany and Newcomb Pottery.

Zak Helenske has studied the development of form and the exploration of pattern.  He looks to industrial and architectural examples as points of reference using the language of geometry as his path of communication.  One sees in his work a connection to architecture and geometry in which the haptic—the sense of touch is important.

We are excited to offer this timely exhibition exploring the contemporary vessel as sculpture with reference to design, architecture and participatory art.

The Opening Reception with Brooks Oliver is Saturday September 7, 3:00 – 5:00 pm and the Artist Talk is Sunday September 8, starting at 2:00pm. 

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