Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA), presents a solo exhibition featuring new works by celebrated porcelain installation artist, Lucrecia Waggoner, with an opening reception on Saturday, May 13th, from 5-8pm.
Waggoner's installations transform spaces and environments with dynamic compositions that suggest graceful movement and explore the shifting relationships between darkness, light, and color. Intricately mapped in compositions inspired by forms found in nature and abstract visions of landscapes, Waggoner’s current body of work incorporates wood; precious metals, such as 22k Gold, Palladium, and Bronze leaf; as well oil paint, special glazes, and for the first time, diamond dust. Featuring bold choices in both color and form, this is the first exhibition by Waggoner to include a room-sized installation that will feature a striking combination of large black and white vessels.
‘STARDUST’ will be on display through June 17th, 2017.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Raised in Mexico City, Dallas-based artist Lucrecia Waggoner discovered ceramics at the age of seven while taking an arts and crafts course at the Museo Nacional de Antropología. She later moved to Dallas earning her BFA in ceramics at SMU. Previously a student of Parsons School of Design in New York, Waggoner has also continued her studies with courses and workshops in France, Germany, and Hong Kong. She currently teaches at the Zhen Music and Arts Institute in Dallas.
Waggoner has cultivated a national and international following producing evermore bold and dynamic porcelain installations that persistently take this traditional medium to new heights. Waggoner uses a potter’s wheel to form clay into delicate vessels, of varying sizes, form, and texture. She then incises, intricately carves, or leaves these vessels smooth before carefully glazing, painting, or metal-leafing their surfaces.
Gathering anywhere from two to several hundred of these handcrafted vessels, Waggoner’s mapped compositions create undulating patterns that appear to float effortlessly across the wall evoking feelings of weightlessness and serenity. Waggoner draws much inspiration from organic forms found in nature, for example: flowers, butterflies, and celestial bodies of the night sky. Her work is also deeply influenced by global cultures and the artist’s experiences both here and abroad, particularly her travels to the far East and the scenic landscapes of Texas and Mexico.