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Chloé Jarry

in Nantes

Between reality and routine

PRESENTED ON JUL 04, 2014
IN NANTES @ VOL 8

In her work, Chloé Jarry conjures situations where art meets everyday life. She likes the indistinct sphere where these two realities mingle and interconnect, evoquing a never-ending dialogue between one and the other.
She has chosen the technique of earthenware as a material permitting me to mould and copy everyday objects : light bulbs, electrical sockets, adaptors, carpet slippers, grab-handles, pegs, plastic bottles forgotten on a bedside table... The technique of earthenware transforms the original object. During the steps of moulding, drying, and firing, the object gets distorted in a way that I cannot, and don’t wish to control, and my sculptures bear the traces of these accidents. Here’s what she is most interested in, as opposed to, for instance, a brand new and perfectly cast light switch freshly coming out of the production chain. I voluntarily keep the traces of my manipulation, I even leave the jagged edge you get during the process of casting. The hardly distorted form gives an impression of strangeness.
Her sculptures fully live in the space she offer to them. Discreet, they won’t change its function in the slightest, their presence will simply mark it in a subtle way, like appendixes from a parallel world.
She reproduces objects which are so typical for everyday life we don’t notice them any longer. Thus, her work offers a new regard on form, function, and space. {in French}

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White Spots and Doubt

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@ VOL 102 ON APR 24, 2013

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"Presentation of the Day" on May 9, 2013.

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Fictive Realities

BY RACHEL LAFO
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 28, 2013

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Ceramic travels

BY KARISSA CHASE
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 05, 2014

Karissa Chase is a Townsville girl who fled the city after graduating from high school, moved to Brisbane to study ceramics and hasn't looked back. After deciding to be a potter at the young age of 16, Karissa pursued her dream to do so. After graduating art college in Australia, America gave her the opportunity for love and the chance to introduce her ceramic work. Working with either the wheel or a rolling pin, each piece is not only cute, but how fortunate Karissa is to do what she loves. 

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Black in The Day

BY WILLIE SLAYDEN
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 15, 2015

How much do you know about black history? The presenter shares historic moments of American history in relation to how black community members were treated by their white counterparts while also highlighting the assets of a black community in Tulsa Oklahoma.

 

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The Long Black Wig Project

BY BECKY EDDY PHILLIPS
@ VOL 5 ON DEC 01, 2015

“Recall the idiom Everything But the Kitchen Sink…This is NOT that space.”

In The Long Black Wig Project from PechaKucha Night Bryan’s 5th Volume Speaker Becky Eddy Phillips rhythmically details a her multimedia artistic piece. The Long Black Wig Project enters contemporary plots in art, science, domesticity, mothering, and feminism. Using art like a verb, it wavers in leaps and falls between the intellectual and domestic realms. At the same time, the work is introspective, balancing the overlapping (though historically antithetical) realms of mother and artist: how to stay connected to art depends on the artists connectivity to her children. An ambitious multi-media exhibit, it is contained within A Vacuous Space.

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BY HERVÉ MARCHAND
@ VOL 11 ON DEC 02, 2015

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2016 will therefore be the year of its 20th anniversary.

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Making meaningful programming choices, showing the plurality of expressions while drawing parallels between the works exhibited, and in the end producing a coherent and understandable project that we will enjoy sharing.
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Love... Framed in Black & White

BY PAULA WRIGHT
@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Paula Wright's story comes to us from over 200 years in the past and through a family's photo albums, handed down through the years. This true tale sees the HIGHLY unlikely and, at the time, illegal union of two individuals and where that union lead them... Join us as Paula relates this tale, true in every regard, and learn what happens when loved is framed in black and white. 

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BY JUDY SIGUNICK
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2016

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Pop Up Urbanism – Black Rock City

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