September 9 - October 7, 2019
Galateea Contemporary Art invites you, on
Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 7 pm
, to the opening reception of the exhibition
US ceramic artist
is an exhibition in which
sculptural objects manipulate, abstract, and conceptualize the body’s abject material reality. The work investigates on how the mind collects and organizes fragmented images from memory in order to continuously recreate a sense of history and self. The intent of the work is to seduce and engage the viewer with temporal surfaces and organic formal abstractions that trigger meditation on the mutability of the mind and body.
The physicality of the ceramic process exploits the malleability of clay and its tendency to convey the elasticity and muscularity of the body. The forms themselves are often thrown on the potter’s wheel, altered and then assembled to achieve the desired fluidity and fragmentation of form. Surface treatments range from specially formulated low-fire glazes to atmospheric firings to mixed-media rubber, encaustic and resin applications. To further deny the interpretation of a coherent whole, the exteriors are often intentionally irregular and penetrative, creating a temporal experience of the body that’s familiar yet unsettling.
Hunter Stamps is a University Research Professor in the School of Art & Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky (USA).
His sculptures have appeared in over 170 juried, invitational and solo exhibitions across the United States, as well as China, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Mexico and Spain. Images of his work have been published in periodicals such as
Ceramics Art and Perception
and other scholarly journals.
Hunter’s work is held in permanent collections at the Cultural Center of Kapfenberg, Austria; Keramik Museum Westerwald of Hohr-Grenzhausen, Germany; the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen City, People’s Republic of China.
The exhibition can be visited in the period
September 9 – October 7, 2019.
The event is made possible with the contribution of
University of Kentucky, The Union of Artists of Romania,
The Association Basarab Art & Science.
Radio România Cultural
Senso TV – Arte
Agenția de Carte
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