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Brandon Reese, "Community," 2017; glazed stoneware and wood; 60 x 60 x 1.5 in.

Contingent Structures: Recent Ceramics by Brandon Reese

January 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.