The Generative Object

Featuring work by K Rhynus Cesark, Nori Pao, and Martha Russo
February 21 – March 29, 2019

K Rhynus Cesark

K Rhynus Cesark
Pith, 2015-2019
Porcelain, paper, tumbleweed
35″ x 49″ x 42″
K Rhynus Cesark
Pith, 2015-2019 (detail)
Porcelain, paper, tumbleweed
35″ x 49″ x 42″
The Generative Object, installation view
The Generative Object
Installation view
K Rhynus Cesark
Slake, 2019
Porcelain, plexiglass, water, wood
49.5” x 26” x 26”
K Rhynus Cesark
The Generative Object
Installation view
K Rhynus Cesark
Winter, 2019
Encaustic and pigment on panel
24″ x 24″ x 2.75″
K Rhynus Cesark
Sky, 2019
Encaustic and laser-engraved pigment on panel
24″ x 24″ x 2.75″
K Rhynus Cesark
Copeland, 2017
Encaustic and transfers on panel
24″ x 24″ x 2.75″
K Rhynus Cesark
Puddle, 2017
Porcelain
38” x 14.5” 8.75”
K Rhynus Cesark
Puddle, 2017 (detail)
Porcelain
38” x 14.5” 8.75”
K Rhynus Cesark
Wash, 2017
Porcelain, plexiglass, water, wood
64” x 20” x 20”
K Rhynus Cesark
Wash, 2017
Porcelain, plexiglass, water, wood
64” x 20” x 20”

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Artist Statement

I use familiar iconography to convey my story; a house, a bird, a tree, some thread, a cup, a pillow, a branch, a hand or a button from my grandmother’s collection. I narrate situations and conditions through compositions that address emotions and predicaments. Some are calm and easy and some not as gentle. I illustrates the delicate nature of life itself, the precious and challenging moments that are forever changing and fleeting. My inquisition explores balance and off balance which draws upon memory. Materials and content are at the heart of what inspires and guides my work and my making process. My drive to investigate materials enhances my ability to express my ideas fully. Whether it is a cup, a sculpture or an installation, all demand the same attention to detail and to process.

Biography

K Rhynus Cesark was born in Hartford, CT in 1965. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Plymouth State University in 1988 and received her Masters of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1992. K divides her time in her studio between creating sculpture, encaustic painting, porcelain and stoneware tableware, installations and digital media. K currently serves Colorado Mountain College as an Associate Professor of Art and as their Gallery Director. K has taught numerous workshops and conducted lectures at many institutions that include Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Wyly Art Center, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, and Red Rocks Community College. K is a Fellowship recipient from Colorado Creative Industries, (formerly Colorado Council on the Arts), for her ceramic sculpture. She is a former Resident Artist at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village Colorado. She exhibits her work nationally.