Ugg

Francesca DiMattio

Ugg, 2019

Glaze on porcelain

30.5x33x15.2

Gallery

Salon 94

United States of America

Price: 15,000 USD

About The Work

Francesca DiMattio works to bring together a cacophony of influences which she applies in a layered and non-hierarchical approach within her sculptures. Her works draw from the rich tradition of ceramics, combining contrasting references and styles within each fluid construction. DiMattio seeks to explore new ways to weave together the history and artistry of craft, transposing it from a practice of quiet control into one that seems unpredictable, explosive and shifting—all the while mixing high and low, East and West, the historical and the contemporary. In her porcelain works, she mines the rich history of the medium, alluding to an almost encyclopedic lineage: English Rococo vases, Turkish tiles, Islamic Fritware, Viennese Du Paquier, French Sevres porcelain, Wedgwood figurines, and Meissen vases. She pairs these historical antecedents with references to contemporary kitsch, like Chintz-ware porcelain, mass-produced glass vases, floral-patterned tissue boxes, and Laura Ashley bed sheets.

About Francesca DiMattio

Francesca DiMattio works to bring together a cacophony of influences which she applies in a layered and non-hierarchical approach within her sculptures. Her works draw from the rich tradition of ceramics, combining contrasting references and styles within each fluid construction. DiMattio seeks to explore new ways to weave together the history and artistry of craft, transposing it from a practice of quiet control into one that seems unpredictable, explosive and shifting—all the while mixing high and low, East and West, the historical and the contemporary. In her porcelain works, she mines the rich history of the medium, alluding to an almost encyclopedic lineage: English Rococo vases, Turkish tiles, Islamic Fritware, Viennese Du Paquier, French Sevres porcelain, Wedgwood figurines, and Meissen vases. She pairs these historical antecedents with references to contemporary kitsch, like Chintz-ware porcelain, mass-produced glass vases, floral-patterned tissue boxes, and Laura Ashley bed sheets. Francesca DiMattio (b. 1981) lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Boucherouite at Salon 94, New York, Francesca DiMattio: Housewares at the Blaffer Art Museum, Houston (catalogue), and Vertical Arrangements, at the Zabludowicz Collection, London. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Perez Art Museum, Miami; The Frances Young Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY; The Saatchi Gallery, London, and The Zabludowicz Collection, London. She is a 2019 recipient of American Academy of Arts and Letters for visual art.

Salon 94

Since its creation in 2002, Gallery Salon 94 has expanded from exhibiting a small group of artists projects in a non-traditional, domestic setting to the support and exhibition of a versatile and eclectic program of artists from around the world. The gallery has long shown both established and emerging artists working in sculpture, painting, fiber, installation, and video. Salon 94 has ushered female artists such as Judy Chicago, Huma Bhabha, Sylvie Fleury, Laurie Simmons and Marilyn Minter towards becoming more established fixtures of contemporary art. The additions of Lyle Ashton Harris, Lisa Brice, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Ruby Neri, and Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri to the gallery’s roster are significant of Salon 94’s desire to expose an audience to artists from countries outside of the United States, with diverse backgrounds.

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