September is the month of the year that kicks off the new art season. Waverly Street Gallery is a high-end gallery in that its artists are leading edge in quality and ideas. Kanika Sircar is in constant motion when it comes to introducing and integrating new thought in application to ceramic art products. Her latest innovation is “to focus on the aesthetic and visual impact of writing.”
That is not a brand new idea, however, incorporating interpretation and expression in ceramics holds promise for innovation that is manifest in her new work.
When I visit the opening in September, I will want to ask questions. What is the meaning of the words? What is the concept of a vessel as an envelope? What is the thinking behind these colors and textures?
Would it not be interesting as a follow on to have two or more potters communicating through exchanging ceramics? Can one imagine the legacy artifacts from a village of ceramicists communicating in this manner? Oh, the possibilities.
"Kanika Sircar's work focuses on the aesthetic and visual impact of writing. Her imagery is based upon words, texts, calligraphy or graffiti layered onto forms that allude to the contexts of such images: envelopes, manuscript pages or murals.
Spare and elegant, the vessels and wall pieces in this exhibit have complex surfaces, stained with slips and marked with carving tools, pencils and iron oxide prints, expressing messages of thought and intention that may be comprehended, misinterpreted or partially perceived. The inscriptions and letters are often fragmentary and indecipherable, palimpsests of color, shape and meaning attacked by time.
Kanika Sircar lives and works in the Washington, DC area. Currently a partner at the Waverly Street Gallery, she has exhibited nationally and internationally."
Via Waverly Street Gallery
"My work focuses on the aesthetic and visual impact of writing, the imagery based upon words, texts, calligraphy or graffiti layered onto forms that allude to the contexts of such images: envelopes, manuscript pages or murals."
Ceramic Vessels and Wall Pieces by
Kanika Sircar and new work by Gallery Artists
September 10- October 5, 2013
Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 6 p.m.
Friday, September 13, 6-9 p.m.
Meet the Artist:
Saturdays at 3 p.m.
Waverly Street Gallery’s 6th Annual Invitational Show
Open Tuesday - Saturday
12:00 PM - 6:00 p.m.
4600 East-West Highway
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Entrance and parking on Waverly Street.
One block from Bethesda Metro station.