de la Fleur
February 3, 2012
Through February 26, over 50 flower vases, tulipiers, ichebana vessels, and flower-bricks created by ceramists from across the country remain on view at MudFire Gallery. The exhibition, titled "de la Fleur", includes 12 artists and features works that find inspiration in Winter's first sign of retreat - the spring flower.
The exhibit and sale will be available online and at MudFire Gallery at 175 Laredo Drive in Decatur at 12:00 Noon on Friday, February 3, 2012. An opening night celebration will take place that evening from 5:00 to 9:00 pm
Work will be posted in preview mode and will be available for purchase online and in the gallery starting 12:00pm on opening day. Shipping is available to all 50 states and Canada.
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More About de la Fleur
With perfect timing for Valentines' Day, MudFire Gallery is thrilled to present a very special show heralding the coming of spring and better days ahead.
In the dark, dreary days of February, the beauty of flowers can brighten a mood and fill the senses with delight. As a centerpiece, a single stem on your desk, or a special gift - a vase with flowers enlivens the space and the spirit.
The pieces in "de la Fleur" range from small functional works to heroic stacked forms, with all of the pieces paying homage to some aspect of floral arrangement. The artists' handling of form, surface treatment and glazing, while maintaining the absolute prerequisite of floral presentation, makes this exhibit a feast for all the senses.
Among the highlights in this show, and there are many, are beautifully balanced tulipiers by Sanam Emami, the fireworks of color that adorn vases by Kirsten Bassion and the quiet minimalism of Hiro Hanazono's ichebana vessels. Other artists in the exhibit include Karl Borgeson, Megan Daloz, Amy Evans, David Eichelberger, Lindsey Elsey, Emily Free, Ursula Hargens, Luba Sharapan, and Charlie Tefft.
This exhibition demonstrates the power of artistic interpretation of a simple function, but more importantly, proves how a timeless form can continue to inspire throughout the ages.