Sculpture by Annick Ibsen: JAZZ
Exhibition Showing: October 4- September 30 - Opening Reception: Thursday, October 6 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Annick Ibsen is exhibiting her most recent sculptural interpretation of cubism and jazz, in ceramic and print form.
“I love jazz, the shape and surprise of the music. I want to express how jazz makes me feel.
Miles Davis said, “it takes years to learn how to play like yourself”. Personally, it took me a decade to learn how to sculpt like myself. In the beginning I could only see colors in raku firing. The weight of clay imposed a rigidity on my forms. When I embraced other firing methods, I still moved narrowly between strictly black & white and all primary colors. My expectation of underglazes restricted my finishes.
Today everything seems possible. Underglazes and stains combine, allowing me to paint on clay. Abstraction is limitless when going back and forth between sculpture and print. The relationship between three-dimensional sculpture and two-dimensional prints goes further into exploration of negative space.
Some have said music is not the notes, but the silence between the notes. Perhaps sculpture is not the form that fills space, but how the form opens space in relationship to it, including in the mind of the viewer.”
Gallery hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 9 am to 1 pm, Thursday 4 pm to 7 pm, Friday 9am to 1pm and Saturday 9 am to noon. The Center is closed Sunday and Monday