Saturday, 1 December 2018

Owen Rye

Grit & Grace

Latrobe Regional Gallery

3 November 2018 - 10 February 2019

A rare chance to see work of an artist spanning 1995-2018. Rye is a master of wood firing technique and these vessels display the play of wood ash with heat, clay body over form. In some instances vessels have been re-fired from one to thirteen years later. The trace of historical or technical advancement is not revealed in this exhibition installation. The placement of works is personal and formal, a harmonious parade of colour texture scale and pairings. What has Rye developed over this time frame is infinitesimal and illusive, subtle. 

Girt and Grace begs the questions, 'What does the maker treasure in a work?' 'When is a work complete?' 'Has this ceramics practice changed or developed?' 

Winged Form, 1995, wood fired with ash deposit 175cm, Collection of artist

Installation view of one wall & entry

Morewell Ceramic Treats

Opp Shop porcelain

Opp Shop Bendigo Pottery

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