Fri, Dec 01|
The Upstairs Studios at Blue Star
“Intimacy”, a series of ceramic works by Verena Gaudy (First Friday)
Stop by Un Grito Gallery in The Upstairs Studios at Blue Star for “Intimacy”, a series of ceramic works by Verena Gaudy. See below for more details about the artist & the exhibition.
Time & Location
Dec 01, 2023, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Upstairs Studios at Blue Star, 1420 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78204, USA
About the event
Un Grito Gallery is pleased to present “Intimacy”, a series of ceramic works by Verena Gaudy. The solo exhibition will open Thursday, November 30th and Friday, December 1st, 2023, from 7-10 pm with a closing reception held on December 21st, 2023.
Verena Gaudy is a contemporary ceramic and performance artist, co-owner at Un Grito Gallery and Assistant Professor of Instruction and Ceramic Technician at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Born in Austria in 1975, Verena achieved her BA(Hons) Ceramics at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff and her MFA at UTSA in 2018. Intimacy “As a ceramic artist I am very much interested in the material of clay and how it affects different people in different ways. The sense of touch is highly stimulated and often a sensation is generated, that is beyond words. In our daily lives we are so used to touching non-malleable objects, like phones, computer keys, doorknobs, steering wheels etc., that leaving an “imprint” on clay fascinates us in a childlike, rudimentary way that is deeply rooted in humankinds need for creation. Clay, this natural, crude material, has often been described in its unfired form as of similar quality to human flesh and skin. During the years of the COVID pandemic, our sense of touch has been restricted even more, and many people experienced physical isolation. In this project I want to explore the sensation of touch, the “intimacy” of clay.” This project was made possible with the generous support of the City of San Antonio's Department of Arts & Culture and the UTSA School of Art. #getcreativesa #utsaschoolofart