2nd Floor Gallery Solo Show
"BUILT" by Tim Kowalczyk
January 8, 2010, Saturday Ceramic Solo
Show Opening: 6-10 pm
WSS 2nd Floor Gallery. Show runs from January 8th-16th.
Gallery Hours ▪ Fri 5 - 9p ▪ Sat 10a - 6p ▪ Sun 12 - 4p
Tim was awarded the Best Of Show at the
WSS 2010 Fall Anniversary Show
He will be hosting an opening of his ceramic works in our 2nd floor gallery.
I make objects out of clay that are representations of familiar objects found in everyday environments. These representations are meant to be perceived as factual objects. The representations are displaced from their normal context and put them in juxtaposition with other representations to create poetic and conceptual juxtapositions inferring meaning. Interpretations of the meanings transform the objects into metaphors creating symbolic narratives. They ask to be reinterpreted and understood as false interpretations, by appearing as factual and reveal falsifications. This is achieved though making things like an envelope curl, as if it were a leaf, or a table to crack and slump. These falsifications allow the objects to be understood as clay. They can be understood as clay because of the unnatural way they act through the natural way clay acts in response to gravity, moisture, heat, ect. The falsifications reflect perceptions of the symbolic narratives and experiences. They are the simplest explanations of experiences and can be considered as tricks.
All of my sculptures can be described like the most basic magic trick. My sculptures rely on multiple levels: the assumption of the objects as real, revelation of objects as representations, realization of representations as clay, clay representations as symbols, symbols as metaphors, metaphors relating to narratives, and narratives as incorrect interpretations of experiences.