The Hort’s Gallery encourages gardeners and artists alike to appreciate the creative intersection between art and nature. Exhibitions showcase emerging and established contemporary artists inspired by horticulture, botany, landscape, and the environment.Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Nicole Cherubini Francesca DiMattio
Brie Ruais Beverly Semmes Betty Woodman
Curated by Chris MurthaThe Horticultural Society of New York
The Hort is pleased to present Vessels, a group exhibition of recent works by five NY-based ceramic sculptors, ranging from emerging to the firmly established.
The artists are influenced by traditional ceramic objects, from storage vessels, to pots and planters, to vases, but use the medium to defy prevailing associations with decoration and utility.
From Brie Ruais' sculptural performances to Nicole Cherubini’s pot assemblages, each artist in Vessels finds unique ways to mold clay to successfully evoke and challenge ceramic convention to examine entangled issues of body, function, craft, domesticity, and beauty.
For additional information, please contact Chris Murtha, Director of Exhibitions, at 212.757.0915 x121 or email@example.com.
Images (top to bottom): Brie Ruais, Unfolding (Liquid Color) (detail), 2011, The artist's body weight in clay spread out in all directions, Stained blue, yellow, and green clay, white and brown stoneware, fired with clear glaze, 60 x 65 x 1 inches; courtesy of the artist and Nicole Klagsburn Gallery, NY; Betty Woodman, Vase Upon Vase: Bella, 2011, Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, laquer, paint, wood, 65 x 23 x 17 inches, Courtesy of Salon 94, NY ; Francesca DiMattio, Staffordshire Vase (detail), 2013, Underglaze, gold luster, and enamels on porcelain, 20 1/4 x 15 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches, Courtesy of Salon 94, NY.
May 7 – July 3, 2013
The Hort is pleased to inaugurate a Project Space program for emerging New York artists, beginning with Anna Plesset. For this work, Plesset set a goal to collect a twig every day for six months. When she could not find a twig or forgot to collect one, she created her own trompe l’oeil facsimiles from clay and gouache. Plesset’s sculpted twigs are impossible to distinguish from their real life counterparts. Collectively, they form a calendar of perceived, experienced, and constructed reality, with each twig marking a passed day. Plesset's recent exhibition, A Still Life, at Untitled in the Lower East Side was the artist's first solo exhibition in New York. It was reviewed in Artforum, The New York Times, and Time Out New York.
Image: Anna Plesset, Observe, Notice, Understand, June 1 – November 30, 2010, 2010-11, Found twigs and twigs made of clay and gouache, dimensions variable, courtesy of the artist.
The Hort's exhibitions are supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.