The Pot Adorned by Kyle Carpenter
Opened March 1, 2008
MudFire Gallery welcomes back Kyle Carpenter of Asheville, North Carolina for his annual solo exhibition of new functional pottery, this year entitled "The Pot Adorned." In this year's show, Kyle unveils a stunning new direction in his brushwork, with detailed illustrations that complement his elegant mark makings.
The artist reception and exhibit opening will be held Saturday, March 1, from 5-9 pm. The exhibit and sale will be on display through March 29, 2008.
Images of individual works for this past exhibit are not available.
More About The Pot Adorned by Kyle Carpenter
Carpenter, a North Carolina native, knows the importance of the rich pottery-making tradition of his home state. While continuing to dip from the deep well of tradition, Carpenter's pottery reveals a strong contemporary design sensibility. Kyle works in stoneware and salt-fires at his studio in Asheville. He creates elegant, simple forms then lavishes the attention of his brush to compose striking surfaces.
Repetition, rhythm, and abstractions informed by nature are key elements in his signature style. Working with a restrained palette, he creates a stunningly broad and fast-evolving portfolio of decorative motifs. Carpenter achieves a brilliant synthesis of contemporary & tradition that is equally at home - and equally compelling - within both a mountain cabin getaway and the stainless urban loft.