"Turris" Bebe Alexander
Our final show of 2013 features new ceramic work of Bebe Alexander in her exhibition, “Architectonics”.
Alexander’s sculptures are based upon her deep admiration of the transformations human beings bring to the environment as a response to physical, emotional, and intellectual needs. Her architectural and machine-influenced forms become a visual metaphor for how we reshape the physical world to best suit our needs. Drawing on the contour, line qualities, and robust forms evident in both the Art Deco and Modern Design movements of the first half of the 20th century, Alexander deftly fashions her pieces with her own interpretation of that era, where fluid, streamlined objects permeated almost every household.
“I have always had the need to make objects. My work is a representation of my interest in the inventiveness of the human mind and the range and diversity of the things that we create. I am amazed and intrigued by man made objects; everything from architecture to computers to written language, and find it fascinating that all of these things are created by, and are a reflection of, the human spirit.”
Plinth Gallery curator Jonathan Kaplan says of Alexander’s architecturally influenced work, “She draws on a wealth of historical references. Her work reflects an era where the importance of design was an integral part of our culture. Bebe Alexander’s ceramic work has a strong presence in today’s visual landscape and we are extremely pleased to present this new body of work.”
"Architectonics" Opens at Plinth Gallery on First Friday, December 6, with an artist reception, 6-9pm. This exhibition will be on display through January 24, 2014.