Jessi Li: Decadence
Pottery Northwest the Pacific Northwest's premier ceramics studio and a community of artists at many levels is pleased to present "Decadence," a solo exhibition of work by Jessi Li. The show will run from January 14 through February 3, 2012 in the Gallery of Pottery Northwest's historic home at 226 First Avenue North (between Thomas and John), just one block south of the Key Arena at the Seattle Center. An Opening Reception with the artist will be held on Saturday, January 14, from 6-8 pm. The public is cordially invited to attend.
Jessi Li grew up in Jersey City, NJ and graduated from Bard College at Simon's Rock in Massachusetts in 2009. She moved to Seattle in 2010 as an artist in residence at Pottery Northwest where she has been able to pursue not only her passion for clay, but also kiln cast glass. Jessi was awarded the Resident Artist Project (RAP) grant at Pottery Northwest and the Art Bridge Fellowship through Pratt Fine Arts Center. These grants helped develop a body of work incorporating figures and architecturally inspired forms made from both clay and glass.
Decadence marks the completion of Li's residency at Pottery Northwest. In this exhibition, she asks:
"How would we feel if our intimate moments were made public? Would we change our behavior? Sanitize our lives? In one breath the beautiful is transformed to repulsive. Whether divine or amoral, excessive or tasteful, is it not decadent?"
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.
The RAP (Resident Artist Project) Grant offered by Pottery Northwest is awarded to artists-in-residence to further their work during their stay at Pottery Northwest. Specifically, the grants are meant to stimulate and inspire a resident to take their work in a new direction or to take current work to new lengths.
Founded in 1966 as a non-profits arts organization, Pottery Northwest is a long time and vibrant source of programming in the Seattle arts community. Artists from around the world come to Pottery Northwest in the spirit of artistic dialog and as a formative step in their professional career. World class professional artist residencies, exhibitions featuring traditional and contemporary work, community classes and an engaging lecture series spanning many years are all features of this fixture at Seattle Center.
226 First Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
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