Santa Fe Clay is pleased to present new work by David Hicks and Patricia Sannit in a two-person exhibit. This will be the first time that each of these artists is exhibiting at Santa Fe Clay. These artists are connected by material, but unique in their approach to the medium. They both are working in large scale, confronting the viewer with the power and impact of work that is architectural in nature.
David Hicks is concerned with agriculture and life cycles in nature. His “System Pieces” are large honeycomb terracotta structures that resemble the substructure or vascular systems of all organic life. His wall sculptures reference found objects from farm, barn or machinery.
Patricia Sannit’s handbuilt pieces combine her interests in geology, archeology and history to create work that reflects her studies and travels in the Near East and Africa. Raw clay and patterned textures “explore the development and transmission of culture through time and across distance.”
(Images: Patricia Sannit, Arch, 23.5 x 13.5 x 6 ; David Hicks, S ystem Green, 2010; Patricia Sannit, Cone Guard , 11.5 x 8 x 9; Courtesy of the artists and Santa Fe Clay)