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Baltimore, Maryland -May 21, 2013 -Baltimore Clayworks is proud to host Bliss Point, Brett Freund Solo Exhibition.This exhibition features Freund's work from his past year as the Lormina Salter Fellowship Artist. The show runs June 22- August 10, 2013 with an opening reception on Saturday June 22, 2013 from 6-8pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Bliss Point- the amount of an ingredient such as salt, sugar, or fat which optimizes palatability.

This exhibition is the culmination of Freund's year in the Baltimore Clayworks' studio as our Lormina Salter Fellowship Artist. Featuring slip-cast forms intuitively rearranged into functional and
sculptural objects. The origins of Freund's work starts conceptually as a product that communicates preciousness but is manipulated with a chaotic integrity that confuses intention and understanding of value.His work investigates patterns of aesthetics and symbols in order to produce a mash-up of form and imagery by exploring the decorative nature of the highbrow and the surplus of culture. 

In the Solo Gallery: CRAIG CLIFFORD, RECLAMATION.  
Clifford's pieces are made by the assemblage of hundreds of press molded, kitsch forms to create texture that at first glance seems to be a mere surface, but then draws the viewer in with slices of recognizable imagery.  He transforms these hollow, trite sentimentalized images that come from commercial molds of 'art' to create the work.  The forms themselves are cast from found objects like refined teacups and serving pieces from cast off china sets, images of refinement and wealth and act as a contrast to the surface imagery.

 
In the Community Arts Gallery: CLAY & BALTIMORE FROM 7 PERSPECTIVES

 

Baltimore Clayworks is a not-for-profit ceramic art center located in the Mt. Washington neighborhood in northwest Baltimore. Founded in 1980, Clayworks is housed in two reclaimed and renovated buildings located across the street from one another.  This organization offers classes, artists’ spaces, exhibitions, and programs throughout the community.  Hours are 10am – 5pm, Monday through Saturday.  For more information call Baltimore Clayworks at 410-578-1919 or visit our website, www.baltimoreclayworks.org.

 

Media Contact:

Mary Cloonan
Exhibitions Director
(410) 578-1919 ext. 18
Mary.cloonan@baltimoreclayworks.org 

Baltimore Clayworks
5707 Smith Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21209
T. 410 578 1919  F. 410 578 0058
www.baltimoreclayworks.org