Lesley Baker

New Natural

January 24 – April 4, 2015 | Art League Gallery
Reception: Friday, March 6, 2015 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.; Gallery Talk (click here to view if you missed it!)

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Sticky Situation, 2013; stoneware, earthenware, paper, wire, 17″x11″x5″

By using ceramics to represent preciousness, raw materials, and history, the various mutated natural forms are meant to ask the viewer to look more closely at the world around them. The animals and flora are the innocents not quite understanding the changes that are happening to them and around them. Much like how we are presented information through mass media, the true message is not always obvious. The uncertainty is if it is ultimately good or bad. -Lesley Baker

Lesley Baker is an Associate Professor at the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis and has also taught at UC Berkeley and the California College of the Arts. She earned her MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2000. She has participated in numerous artist residencies, including the Archie Bray Foundation, the John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Residency, the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark, and the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. Her work has also been published in numerous books including The Yixing Effect and The Best of 500 Ceramics and the newest editions of Ceramics and Print.

 

 

 

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