An Exhibition of Ceramic Artwork
Presented by Popopstudios 2011 Junior Residents
Alistair Stevenson and Keva Fawkes
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 6:00pm
At Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts
Popopstudios presents Habitat: an exhibition of ceramic artwork by Junior Resident Artists of 2011, Keva Fawkes and Alistair Stevenson.
Habitat expresses both the feeling of loneliness experienced by human beings as well as their egotistical desires to overcome nature and abuse it for the sake of “comfort”.
“Habitat” provides to society the opinions and ideas of two emerging visual artists expressing how they see these environments on both an intrapersonal and interpersonal level.
Fawkes’ approach to “Habitat” addresses the feeling of loneliness one may experience. Drawing on first-hand experience, her pieces discuss the hardships and comforts she would have experienced. She expresses this by the use of functional ceramic items which are adorned with objects that are representative of concepts about what “home” means for somebody.
Stevenson approached “Habitat” with a view to invite persons to remove themselves from the refined environment of a house and make a bold step into nature. With this in mind, a therapeutic, self-calming experience away from the business of life in general can be enjoyed. He expresses this idea through ceramic sculptures representative of nature in semi-abstract forms which engulf and recreate commonly refined objects like street lamps, teapots, storage jars and the like.
Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the exhibition’s opening.