Gerald Peters Projects is pleased to announce the opening of FRESH BLOOD, an exhibition of new-wave artists working in ceramics. Featured artists include Joshua R. Clark, Iva Haas, Qwist Joseph, Patrick Kingshill and Yoonjee Kwak. The opening reception for FRESH BLOOD is on Friday, June 21, from 5-7 PM.
Joshua R. Clark received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2015 and is currently Assistant Professor of Art at New Mexico State University. Clark has exhibited at national and international museums including the Yingge Ceramic Art Museum, Taiwan; Museum of Ceramics, Fiorano Italy; Museum of International Design and Ceramics, Laveno Mombello, Italy; Arizona State Museum of Art, Tempe AZ; Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, OH and the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Clark received the Gold Prize in the 2016 Taiwan Ceramic Biennale and is included in the 2019 Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale. Bill Rodgers, writer for CFile Daily, refers to Clark’s works as “products of a separate reality, something that touches ours just enough so that the differences seem all the more uncanny.”
Iva Haas was born during the separation war of Yugoslavia in 1993 and came to the United States from Belgrade, Serbia in 2013. A graduate of the Rhodes Island School of Design, she is currently a long-term artist and resident of the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. Haas’s work often defies description, and as the artist states herself, “The sculptures are pure pleasure combined with absurdity and represent me as much as what I love and repel.”
Qwist Joseph received his BFA from Colorado State University and his MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Joseph is currently Resident Artist at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program in Roswell, New Mexico. As the artist states, “I study my thought process through object creation, collection and composition. Working intuitively allows me to reveal the poetic nature of how something transitions from an idea to the physical world.”
Patrick Kingshill recently moved to Santa Fe from Northern California. He received his BFA in 2014 at San Jose State University and an MFA in 2018 at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Kingshill's work incorporates elements of architecture, furniture, and landscape, producing rhythmic forms in wood and clay that interact within a tabletop context.
Yoonjee Kwak hails from South Korea and is currently a long-term resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. She received her BFA in Ceramics and Glass at Hong-Ik Uni in Seoul, South Korea in 2012 and her MFA in Ceramics at the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York in 2014. Her Bottomless Pit series of meticulously pinched and perforated vessels has a seductive visual softness.
FRESH BLOOD is curated by Gerald Peters Projects Director Mark Del Vecchio, and is the first gallery exhibition in Santa Fe for each of the featured artists.
For more information, contact Mark Del Vecchio, Director, 505.954.5748, or firstname.lastname@example.org.