Don't Fence Me In
DON’T FENCE ME IN
September 22 – October 6, 2007
Artists opening reception September 22, 7pm-10pm
3195 Glendale, Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Located in Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California -- Off the heels of the successful “Off They Flew” exhibition, LittleBird Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “Don’t Fence Me In,” guest-curated by Alicia Cheatham, featuring three emerging ceramic artists of Los Angeles; Carlos Ramirez, Elyse Pignolet and Calandra Sandoval. Each of the three artists uses the traditional techniques of a potter as the foundation of his or her pieces, but ventures beyond the usual finished vessel, and instead transforms the material into themes of politics, urban society, and inner life.
CSU Chico BFA Graduate 2003
Ramirez’s series of “You and Me Plates” acts as a culmination of years of work as a mentor to hundreds of students in the Pasadena City College ceramic lab. Using discarded, unfinished pieces of others’ works, Ramirez instills in them a second life, giving them importance as individual shards at the same time perceiving them as part of a whole community.
CSU Long Beach BFA Graduate 2007
Pignolet’s sculptures give the permanence and traditions of ceramics to the fleeting and transitory nature of the contemporary world. Pignolet’s works have been featured in LA Weekly, Juxtapoz Magazine and the Los Angeles Times.
Current Pasadena City College Student
Sandoval’s works study the inner beauty of animal, bringing fantastic creatures to life in her process of throwing, shaping and glazing clays.