Found in: Exhibitions
Apr 4, 2012 – Apr 28, 2012
THIS EVENT IS OVER
Toward the end of Jones’ graduate career he began to experiment with placing functional pots into a non-functional context. This exhibition in The Gallery at Museum of Contemporary Craft questions the pot’s function, both as an object and a narrative element.
The convention that a pot is “complete” after it has been fired is something that Jones was working to subvert by the addition of other materials following the glaze firing (Essentially, he was locking plates into a wooden case where the audience could not access them.) Ways of questioning a pot’s function, both as an object and a narrative element, would naturally arise as different materials were composed to create new layers.
This juxtaposition complicates the reading of the work, slowing the comprehension and experience of what may appear to be a simple object. The pot’s domestic surroundings, the casual way in which it is constructed, and its surface against that of another material give the work a constructed and contemplative significance that will divulge its identity over time.
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Museum of Contemporary Craft
724 NW Davis St.
Portland, OR, 97209 [map]
Free and open to the public. Image courtesy of the artist.