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10 Jul 2018

Linda Lopez: Intermission

Mindy Solomon Gallery

Reviewed by Elisa Turner

Ceramic artist Linda Lopez kneads clay to suit her supple imagination, adding other materials as needed. The result is an uneasy marriage of the pedestrian and precious. Sometimes this union cloys but mostly it intrigues.

Lopez works with a form she calls a "furry," an irregular porcelain sphere just over 4 inches in diameter, studded with silver hooks. It resembles a clunky cleaning implement. Familiar, fierce, even cute, it could be a strange remnant of domestic labor. Lilac/Blue Dust Furry with Cut Outs (all are 2018) sweetly defies its ordinary contours.

Still is a playful still life spun from Cracker Barrel nostalgia. The largest and most ambitious piece in the show, Intermission, refers to the theme of pauses that mark time. It evokes a wooden stand displaying crafts in an outdoor market. Various levels present weavings and ceramic objects garnished with gold charms. They are truly clay feet marking the awkward passage from child to adult.

Exhibition Linda Lopez: Intermission link
Start date 02 Jun 2018
End date 21 Jul 2018
Presenter Mindy Solomon Gallery link
Venue 8397 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, USA map
Image Linda Lopez, Blue Dust Furry with Gold Lint, 2018, porcelain, 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches, courtesy of Mindy Solomon Gallery

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