Ted Vogel has always been a both a maker and collector of objects. He fashions his ceramic sculptures by combining what he refers to as “spare parts” often made from clay, cast glass or sometimes cast iron, digital images or other mixed media elements. These spare parts might be sculptural representations of human heads, hands or hearts, tree stumps, branches, fish or birds. They are combined into what he refers to as “totemic landscapes or roosts.” Vogel uses a variety of forming and firing methods to achieve a variety of surface colors and textures. His work references the tradition of kitsch ceramic and glass animal figurines of the 1940’s and 1950’s. He constructs his pieces as narratives or allegorical references to the relationships between the natural world and the world we have created as human beings.
Join us for our First Friday opening and reception with Ted Vogel. This exhibition will be on display through Feb. 23rd.
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