Contingent Structures: Recent Ceramics by Brandon ReeseJanuary 27 - May 27, 2018 Admission
Oklahoma-based artist Brandon Reese will exhibit a selection of new ceramic sculptures that well illustrate the artist’s decade-long exploration of monumental, open-worked forms. His ceramics refer to human-made, archetypal constructions: towers, shelters, and circular enclosures, among them. Reese works mostly with salt-fired stoneware, minimally colored. His practice embraces a hybrid aesthetic that makes clear connections to architectural framing, to conceptual vessels (versus functional containers), and to drawing. Employing a post-minimalist array of formal strategies, including grids and serial systems, and a well-defined vocabulary of roughly geometric shapes, Reese composes as he builds and leaves obvious his provisional and playful processes.