Tony Marsh : Echo
Hedge is honored to present new sculpture by artist Tony Marsh, whose exhibition entitled Echo is comprised of twelve ceramic works which propose a contemporary point of view in relationship to the deep, rich, pan-cultural traditions and assorted histories in ceramic art from which Marsh’s work is inspired.
In this new body of vessels, Marsh has moved aesthetically between the coolly rational intricately perforated works that are the product of a methodical methodology and what the artist characterizes as the less rational aggregate and heavily textured works that appear to be the result of natural process.
Time plays an interesting role in all of the works. The perforated pieces are simply acts of devotion that require countless hours of time to create, one hole at a time. The other works whether polished smooth or aggregate and rough, are more aesthetically unruly and appear to have become that way by the force of time and natural phenomenon. The passage of time is understood in all the works whether the objects look tediously manufactured or appear to have been something ancient that has washed up.