September // 2011
August 30, 2011 § Leave a comment
New Works by Mardis Nenno and Chris Tyllia
September 2 – September 30, 2011
Opening reception will be Friday September 2nd, 2011.
This work is an exploration of location and terrain through the medium
of unfired clay and glaze materials. By using clays and minerals in their
raw state I’m making a physical and visual link to their original source.
I’m interested in ideas of mapping and grids and the imposition of line on
the natural world. I’m using my neighborhood along the Spokane River as a
reference point for much of this work. Light and dirt, fence and pathways
along the water define my physical world. The large wire/clay sculpture
will be allowed to weather outside over the winter. In spring the entire
structure will be fired above 1800F.
This work is an exploration of digital processes and ceramic materials.
It consists of small pieces, kernels of ideas, fragments, fur, glass, rocks,
industrial slag… a collection of oddities. It’s a collection of simulation
to simulacra, just lovely bits and pieces of materials, moods, thoughts,
words and perhaps a story or two. Come see some small, shiny, bright
objects and some images too.
Yeti Hairball Chris Tyllia, digital print, 2011.
Scintilla detail Mardis Nenno, Ceramic detail, 2011.