Clay on Main is excited to announce an invitation exhibition entitled ‘Sentimentalia’. This exhibition focuses on bridging the relationship between creators and their ties to the sentimental. Curator Ray Lapinski chose five other artists in which to create a cohesive show that delves into the sentimental. In Lapinski’s statement, she touches on the uncertainty of the current moment- living through a global pandemic, how that has made the
job of creating seem much more precious, and how some moments are filled with nostalgia for a much simpler time.
Of the six total artists represented in the show, more than half find their way to the theme through the use of assemblages or collage work. Lapinski, with her two-dimensional figural collages, plays well with Linda Wood’s assemblages using found objects, Christine Hoh’s figure pieces, and Amanda Condict’s work as well. Their imagery, while mostly figurative, plays well with the natural objects found in Lisa Gauker’s work. Found objects and their
preciousness run strong throughout the work of all, as if every small bit of saved object holds power. Dolores Kirschner and Constance McBride work within ceramics, finding similarities in the way the medium’s tactile nature lends itself to the idea of sentimentality.
This show runs from February 21st until March 21st, with gallery times during regular studio hours. COVID-19 has caused restrictions and safety measures for gallery patrons at Clay on Main. Our gallery will be open for gallery viewings of up to 4 persons at a time, but all visitors must make an appointment by signing up online via our website, www.clayonmain.org/2021-exhibitions or by calling the studio. More information can be found