Dolores Furtado, install view from “Ceramics Now” 2021
Trisha Baga, Dolores Furtado, Trevor King
Opening Reception | Friday, July 9, 2021 | 5:00 p.m.
Exhibition on view through August 6, 2021
The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present work by our 2020 fellows and artists in residence: Trisha Baga, Dolores Furtado, and Trevor King. The Greenwich House Pottery Residency and Fellowship is a distinguished program that fosters artistic growth by providing artists with a creative community, time, space and materials to explore and generate new bodies of work in ceramics in the center of the art world.
Trisha Baga is a New York-City based artist who works in Stereoscopic 3D video installation, clay, consumer grade electronics, and community performance. For Baga, working in a variety of media is an optimistic metaphor for the power of diversity writ large, as he strives to unearth emotional histories and critically engage with contemporary image culture. During his residency, Baga continued to experiment with throwing on the wheel and developing a series of clay sculptures with embedded electronics.
Dolores Furtado is a New York City-based sculptor who creates work that focuses on materiality. She uses technical research and experimentation to create forms that expose the unique qualities of her materials, and views her sculptures as the documentation of process and action. During her residency, Furtado developed a series of medium-scale ceramic sculptures based on her previous experiments casting paper pulp. This was Furtado’s first foray into working with clay.
Trevor King is a New York City-based multimedia artist. King primarily works in sculpture, preferring materials like clay and plaster that convey a sense of tactility and material memory. He is interested in the endurance of the human spirit and memory, and uses the methods of a documentarian to inform his work in sculpture, sometimes including interviews and personal archives in his work. During his fellowship, King made an impressionistic documentary video that tells the story of Greenwich House Pottery and its community.
Images: © Alan Wiener, courtesy Greenwich House Pottery 2021