Aaron Wilcox: Bundles
Online Exhibition and Sale: May 15 - June 15, 2014
Joyfully maniacal, these ceramic and zip tie pieces offer complex riffs on theme and variation. Strips of clay are thrown and stretched, fired (occasionally glazed), and bound by zip ties. This restriction on elements and processes produce individual sculptures that offer their own internal logic, associations, and formal analogies. Wilcox’s articulation of theme and variation is demanding in its call for observation and exquisite in its relentlessness.
This idea of repetition as change applies to the pieces particularly in domestic settings. Small in size, the sculptures are easily moved around. Indeed, they look different from every angle (texture, shadow, and patterns change) and in different locations (table vs. mantle). As such, they offer shifting aesthetic nuances and visual surprises.
Finally, Wicox’s pieces engage in a redirecting and rethinking of discourses on ceramics as art and the role of ceramics in the home (for example, utilitarian vs. aesthetic)
For additional information, please visit www.wilcoxclay.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXHIBITION CATALOGUE: Point & Counterpoint @ SECCA (2015)