VANESSA L. SMITH: DELICATE DRIFT
At ARTspace: Shops at Woodlake, Kohler Village through July 15
The luscious hand-built ceramic vessels of Illinois sculptor Vanessa Smith are inspired by natural forces, forms, and processes. In particular, she is drawn to weather patterns, coral reef systems, swirling tidal currents, and the ruffled shapes created when water reacts with sandy shores. Smith conveys these fragile and fleeting ecosystems through her surprising constructions, building up undulating waves of milky white clay in a variety of scales. All works included in this exhibition are available for purchase. Arts Center members receive a 10% discount on all ARTspace purchases.
Vanessa L. Smith, Satin and Sand Series: Marrow Reef, 2010; ceramic and iridescent stain; 5 x 3 x6 in. Courtesy of Vanessa L. Smith.