Curator: Shlomit Bauman
Gallery talk with the curator and Miri Fleisher and Shulamit Miller (showing in the Small Gallery): Saturday 29/4 at 11:30 (closing date)
Miri Fleischer is an established artist. In her work she examines the tension between the vessel and the object and between the functional and the abstract. Pottery is her point of departure, the utilitarian simple vessel. However, right from the start she challenges working methods and conventions. Assorted materials are wedged into the clay; thick glazes are intentionally over fired to cause wild and unexpected results, stretching the boundaries in order to recreate volcanic reactions in the ceramic kiln. The result of this process is a series of unexpected objects which underwent a formal and material jolt to form a personal unique and meaningful ‘subject’. Fleischer has been working for several years in traditional Japanese Zen methods and at the same time developing her own personal language.