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Make Or Break
Make Or Break
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Make Or Break

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This collection tours the varied perspectives of the 18 artists – all women – and provides a glimpse of the story that brought them together. Bright and bold depictions of forms in the abstract and the real combine to portray a colorful display of visual stimulation. The human and animal figures lie alongside graphic patterns, seemingly pointing us to an instability. Yet, the assortment is cohered by the familiar form of the circle, associated here with an indigenous prerogative of acceptance and communion. It is in this circle that each artist finds and settles in a place of belonging.

We are told that clay absorbs its potter’s energy and intentions. We are told, further, that clay is subjected to hours of intense fire that licks the objects, inducing permanent changes that heighten the strength and rigidity of the object. There is no guarantee, however, that all clay objects survive the kiln, with a random number breaking without viable explanation. The use of round bisque plates, therefore, is both an acceptance of risk and, at the same time, a conclusion of an extended act of prayer. And as for the broken pieces, they survive as a testament to the truth that creating entails destroying. Make or break, as they say.

And much, too, as plates are vessels for meals, the canvas used here mediates the nourishment that artistic expression brings in the context of collectivity. This nourishment, along with the primordiality of clay and fire, brings us all back to the elements of our origin, and inevitably, of our homecoming. These works, thus, offers us a story individual change and survival.

Words by Paco Camacho