Mound is a new ceramic sculpture by Jonathan Mess, on its way to The Clay Studio in Philly for Small Favors VII. The show opens March 2nd and runs through April 1, 2012, with an Opening Reception on First Friday, March 2, 5-9pm.
The Clay Studio writes: "Small Favors" was conceived of in 2006 as part of the Studio's ongoing effort to offer accessible, high-quality artworks that appeal to ceramic enthusiasts of all ages: older collectors who are challenged for space and young fine art collectors who are challenged for money. It allows those who are space challenged to continue to collect work by artists they love, and those who want to begin to collect work an accessible entry point.
This exhibition engages each artist’s creativity in new and exciting ways. For some artists, the work created for this show is similar to what they normally make although at a reduced scale. For others, it’s an opportunity to break away from what they create in their daily studio practice. Regardless of this choice, the works exhibited are incredibly varied in material and form. Though diminished in scale, these artworks are huge in impact.