Monica Galan of Salamat Ceramics makes pieces that all serve a purpose – kitchenware, vases, planters – but what comes to mind when viewing her simple, elegant work is sculpture. Her art delightfully blurs the line between what we traditionally think of as ceramics (earthy, raw, functional) and elements typically associated with sculpture (gracefulness, ornament, frivolity). Despite ceramics being one of the oldest mediums of...
Much like the artist himself, Andrew Cortes’ art is at once confident of its place in the world, yet open to possibility. His striking paintings, mosaics, and sculpture-like pieces yearn to express a deep truth hiding just beyond the surface of things, but are okay with the fact that this truth is, in large part, fleetingly uncapturable. The effect is undeniably dynamic and irresistibly inviting.