STICKS AND STONES
INTRODUCING PATRICIA SHAW
July 2nd through August 8th
OPENING RECEPTION, Friday July 2nd, 6-9pm
Patricia Shaw spent the bulk of her career as a much feared lawyer. Eventually, she became fed up with the unending, predacious maneuvers required by the job, so she checked out and focused all of her intensity on ceramics. She’s been making sculpture, no less maniacally, ever since.
In Sticks and Stones, Pat is bluntly allegorical. Good and evil are in a taught battle here, and the message comes en mass from an enormous taxonomy of ceramic grotesqueries, highlights of which are: eleven bodiless representations of vices and virtues and a vast series of tiny rocks-turned-characters that each express some version of every emotion under the sun.
There are too many pieces to even count, so Lump’s advice is to bring good shoes, pack a snack, and prepare to spend a significant amount of time in the uproarious world of Patricia Shaw’s creatures, great and small.