Lost Environments - Angela Vinson
Bowls - LaLa Pottery Students
Angela's reflection about the work:
I have been creating “matrix” themed work for over a decade. Works on paper, canvas and clay are filled with color and lines. People often ask me what is it? Does it have to be something? Over the years I have answered by saying, my work is a matrix, an environment where something develops. Users of my pottery or collectors of paintings can sit and really get lost in the environments I create on the surfaces. I create marks that look like citiscapes to some with windows and doors or portals to get lost in. The image to me is just a place made up, full of color. I then add marks that have become my visual vocabulary that is recognizable and has evolved over time. When people ask me about the black marks and their meaning, I have chalked it up to my own contemporary hieroglyphics. Saying this to a customer at a recent event he responded by saying, “It is definitely saying something, it is asemic.” So down the Google hole I went. Wikipedia defines asemic writing as a wordless open semantic form of writing. It holds the viewer in a place between looking and reading. “The marks offer meaning by way of aesthetic intuition.” On Asemic Writing - Asymptote (asymptotejournal.com)
This new series of work is a continuation of the matrix ideas of creating environments and an exploration of asemic writing.
Works will be on display in the Community Gallery & Multipurpose Space July 21 - September 9, 2023
LaLa Pottery Students Matthew Akin, Brian Young, Marcus Caldwell, Brandon Knight & Mark Schwieterman will have several bowls on display showing different surface techniques they have learned over the past few months.
LaLa Gallery & Studio offers pottery classes to people of all ages to come and get creative. LaLaGallery.com
Works will be on display in the Multipurpose Space July 21 - September 9, 2023