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Artists Talk: Hearth and Fire
Thu, March 30, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Hearth and Fire features Joe Caruso, Marjorie Kaye, Rachael Shatil, Tani Shavit, four artists who utilize materials to produce sculpture that is informed by prehistory.
“Our materials and concepts emerge from an Earth-centered gestalt, steeped in archaeology,” they write.
“The concept of hearth—sanctuary, light, food, kinship, love, hope and protection—refers to basic markers and needs in the human experience. The concept of fire—the release of energy—refers to the forging of our materials to fashion objects that reflect traits of existence such as the need and will to survive, the ability of conceptualize, the belief in a higher power.
“Contemplation on the nature of human evolution is addressed in the form of the hand-built, however we step through a wormhole into the present in our making of our work. Materials such as pigments have changed throughout the centuries. Power tools and welding instruments have enabled the conversation to occur at a faster and more inclusive rate. Science and humanities co-mingle in inform each other. The commonality that runs through our work is a connection with the past, a harnessing