Pentimenti Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of the sculptural ceramic work of Lauren Mabry. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery.
Lauren Mabry’s newest work pushes the farthest boundaries of the physicality of form and material. Firing her kiln to the melting point of the lush, vibrant glazes she uses, Mabry transforms the material’s state of matter from solid to liquid to solid again. The work is both experimental and precisely calculated; the desired effect is only achieved within a narrow range of temperature possibilities. The Degree of Movement refers to the temperature at which the glaze morphs into a molten flow of gesture.
Mabry's dimensional drawings escape the sculptural form and drip or melt across openings in the architecture in the work. The contrast between the geometric structure of the ceramic and the amorphous fluidity of the glaze pillars and drips is complicated by the mark-making on the surface of the ceramic.