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October 2013

New Elements Gallery in Wilmington, NC, Features Ceramics Works by Eileen Braun and Hiroshi Sueyoshi

New Elements Gallery in Wilmington, NC, will present Clay Matters, featuring the recent works of Georgia artist Eileen Braun and Hiroshi Sueyoshi of Wilmington, on view from Oct. 25 - Nov. 16, 2013. A reception will be held on Oct. 25, 6-9pm.

Work will include both functional and non-functional pieces; the two artists differing styles creating an interesting juxtaposition of elegance and whimsy.

Eileen Braun describes her non-functional teapots and vessels as biomorphic, inspired by the flora and fauna outside her studio windows. She completes each piece with her trademark surface embellishment: stippling, slip trailing and sgraffitto; thus completing the vessel’s epidermis. “The skins not only encase and protect, but lure the viewer to their tactile surface.” Her exploration of these techniques was originally motivated by a fascination with Hob Nail Milk glass and the tactile quality of peanut shells. Braun was a Niche Professional Award Finalist in 2012.

A native of Tokyo, Japan, Hiroshi Sueyoshi is Artist in Residence at the Cameron Museum of Art in Wilmington. He has lived in North Carolina since 1973 and moved to Wilmington in the early 1980’s. His work is heavily influenced by his Japanese aesthetic background which often reflects nature in art. His forms are elegant in their simplicity, alternating between sculptural works of art and utilitarian vessels. “My work depicts landscapes, movement, and harmony between nature and human forms. I enjoy creating tension between inside and outside spaces, which draws me to the challenge of creating vessels as sculptural forms.”

For more info check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call 910/343-8997 or visit (www.newelementsgallery.com).

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