No Empty Vessels

Emily Bayless
Holly Coulis
Jennifer Ling Datchuk
Kelcy Chase Folsom
Jon P. Geiger
Lindsay Lawson
Joanna Powell
Maxim Schidlovsky
Sarah Schönfeld
Frances Waite
Patrice Renee Washington
Betty Woodman

curated with Sophie Morris

May 07 — June 11, 2016

Opening Reception
Saturday May 7th | 7-9PM

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<p><span class="name">Jennifer Ling Datchuck</span><br><em>Blue and White Bowl</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>14 x 11 in  (35.6 x 27.9 cm)<br>Edition of Edition of 5<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry JLDA0001&body=I am interested in finding out more about Blue and White Bowl by Jennifer Ling Datchuck'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Frances Waite</span><br><em>my second time in love</em><span class='media'>Colored pencil on paper</span>16 x 11 in  (40.6 x 27.9 cm)<br>2016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry FWAI0011&body=I am interested in finding out more about my second time in love by Frances Waite'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Frances Waite</span><br><em>House for 2</em><span class='media'>Colored pencil on paper</span>16 x 11 in  (40.6 x 27.9 cm)<br>2016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry FWAI0012&body=I am interested in finding out more about House for 2 by Frances Waite'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Frances Waite</span><br><em>my first almost threesome</em><span class='media'>Colored pencil on paper</span>16 x 11 in  (40.6 x 27.9 cm)<br>2016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry FWAI0013&body=I am interested in finding out more about my first almost threesome by Frances Waite'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Patrice Renee Washington</span><br><em>Untitled (Jug)</em><span class='media'>Glazed Ceramic, Cork</span>2.75 x 3.25 x 3.25 in  (7 x 8.3 x 8.3 cm)<br>2016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry PWAS0001&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Jug) by Patrice Renee Washington'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Kelcy Chase Folsom</span><br><em>something to choke on</em><span class='media'>Charcoal, ash, brass, marble headstone fragment</span>38 x 4 x 4 in  (96.5 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)<br>2016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KCFO0002&body=I am interested in finding out more about something to choke on by Kelcy Chase Folsom'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Kelcy Chase Folsom</span><br><em>something to choke on</em>(view 2)<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KCFO0002&body=I am interested in finding out more about something to choke on by Kelcy Chase Folsom'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Kelcy Chase Folsom</span><br><em>nothing to wash it down</em><span class='media'>Glass, enamel, sterling sliver coaster, marble headstone fragment</span>37 x 4 x 4 in  (94 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)<br>2016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KCFO0001&body=I am interested in finding out more about nothing to wash it down by Kelcy Chase Folsom'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Kelcy Chase Folsom</span><br><em>nothing to wash it down</em>(view 2)<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KCFO0001&body=I am interested in finding out more about nothing to wash it down by Kelcy Chase Folsom'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Joanna Powell</span><br><em>Double Braid</em><span class='media'>Earthenware, majolica, luster</span>34 x 13 x 13 in  (86.4 x 33 x 33 cm)<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry JPOW0005&body=I am interested in finding out more about Double Braid by Joanna Powell'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Sarah Schönfeld</span><br><em>Sirens</em><span class='media'>Microphone stands, blowdryer, champagne bottle, motion activated switch</span>Variable<br>2016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry SSCH0001&body=I am interested in finding out more about Sirens by Sarah Schönfeld'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Patrice Renee Washington</span><br><em>Bad Bitch Cup (5)</em><span class='media'>Glazed porcelain, gold luster, aluminum, Sculpey clay</span>1.7625 x 2.25 x 2.25 in  (4.5 x 5.7 x 5.7 cm)<br>2016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry PWAS0006&body=I am interested in finding out more about Bad Bitch Cup (5) by Patrice Renee Washington'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Patrice Renee Washington</span><br><em>Bad Bitch Cup (4)</em><span class='media'>Glazed porcelain, gold luster, aluminum, Sculpey clay</span>2 x 2.5 x 2.5 in  (5.1 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm)<br>2016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry PWAS0005&body=I am interested in finding out more about Bad Bitch Cup (4) by Patrice Renee Washington'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Patrice Renee Washington</span><br><em>Bad Bitch Cup (3)</em><span class='media'>Glazed porcelain, gold luster, aluminum, Sculpey clay</span>2.1625 x 2.75 x 2.75 in  (5.5 x 7 x 7 cm)<br>2016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry PWAS0004&body=I am interested in finding out more about Bad Bitch Cup (3) by Patrice Renee Washington'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Patrice Renee Washington</span><br><em>Bad Bitch Cup (2)</em><span class='media'>Glazed porcelain, gold luster, aluminum, Sculpey clay</span>2 x 2.7625 x 2.7625 in  (5.1 x 7 x 7 cm)<br>2016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry PWAS0003&body=I am interested in finding out more about Bad Bitch Cup (2) by Patrice Renee Washington'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Patrice Renee Washington</span><br><em>Bad Bitch Cup (1)</em><span class='media'>Glazed porcelain, gold luster, aluminum, Sculpey clay</span>2.5 x 3 x 3 in  (6.4 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)<br>2016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry PWAS0002&body=I am interested in finding out more about Bad Bitch Cup (1) by Patrice Renee Washington'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Betty Woodman</span><br><em>Untitled (Candelabra)</em><span class='media'>Glazed ceramic</span>13.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 in  (34.3 x 14 x 14 cm)<br>1970<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry BWOO0003&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Candelabra) by Betty Woodman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Max Schidlovsky</span><br><em>Story of the Grail</em><span class='media'>Oil on wood</span>20 x 25 in  (50.8 x 63.5 cm)<br>2016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry MSCH0001&body=I am interested in finding out more about Story of the Grail by Max Schidlovsky'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Max Schidlovsky</span><br><em>Vessel Grouping</em><span class='media'>Ceramic clay, glaze, maple (shelf)</span>dimensions variable<br>2016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry MSCH0002&body=I am interested in finding out more about Vessel Grouping by Max Schidlovsky'>Inquire</a></p>
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Jennifer Ling Datchuck
Blue and White BowlPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating14 x 11 in (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
Edition of Edition of 5
2015
Inquire

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Frances Waite
my second time in loveColored pencil on paper16 x 11 in (40.6 x 27.9 cm)
2016
Inquire

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Frances Waite
House for 2Colored pencil on paper16 x 11 in (40.6 x 27.9 cm)
2016
Inquire

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Frances Waite
my first almost threesomeColored pencil on paper16 x 11 in (40.6 x 27.9 cm)
2016
Inquire

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Patrice Renee Washington
Untitled (Jug)Glazed Ceramic, Cork2.75 x 3.25 x 3.25 in (7 x 8.3 x 8.3 cm)
2016
Inquire

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Kelcy Chase Folsom
something to choke onCharcoal, ash, brass, marble headstone fragment38 x 4 x 4 in (96.5 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)
2016
Inquire

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Kelcy Chase Folsom
something to choke on(view 2)
Inquire

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Kelcy Chase Folsom
nothing to wash it downGlass, enamel, sterling sliver coaster, marble headstone fragment37 x 4 x 4 in (94 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)
2016
Inquire

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Kelcy Chase Folsom
nothing to wash it down(view 2)
Inquire

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Joanna Powell
Double BraidEarthenware, majolica, luster34 x 13 x 13 in (86.4 x 33 x 33 cm)
2015
Inquire

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Sarah Schönfeld
SirensMicrophone stands, blowdryer, champagne bottle, motion activated switchVariable
2016
Inquire

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Patrice Renee Washington
Bad Bitch Cup (5)Glazed porcelain, gold luster, aluminum, Sculpey clay1.7625 x 2.25 x 2.25 in (4.5 x 5.7 x 5.7 cm)
2016
Inquire

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Patrice Renee Washington
Bad Bitch Cup (4)Glazed porcelain, gold luster, aluminum, Sculpey clay2 x 2.5 x 2.5 in (5.1 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm)
2016
Inquire

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Patrice Renee Washington
Bad Bitch Cup (3)Glazed porcelain, gold luster, aluminum, Sculpey clay2.1625 x 2.75 x 2.75 in (5.5 x 7 x 7 cm)
2016
Inquire

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Patrice Renee Washington
Bad Bitch Cup (2)Glazed porcelain, gold luster, aluminum, Sculpey clay2 x 2.7625 x 2.7625 in (5.1 x 7 x 7 cm)
2016
Inquire

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Patrice Renee Washington
Bad Bitch Cup (1)Glazed porcelain, gold luster, aluminum, Sculpey clay2.5 x 3 x 3 in (6.4 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)
2016
Inquire

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Betty Woodman
Untitled (Candelabra)Glazed ceramic13.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 in (34.3 x 14 x 14 cm)
1970
Inquire

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Max Schidlovsky
Story of the GrailOil on wood20 x 25 in (50.8 x 63.5 cm)
2016
Inquire

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Max Schidlovsky
Vessel GroupingCeramic clay, glaze, maple (shelf)dimensions variable
2016
Inquire

The other day, I tried on shoes that were too big for me. The space in between my foot and the shoe was empty. I shook my foot around in the shoe and the hollow shoe jangled around my foot like a bell. There was nothing to fill the space.

 

There is not a lot of that in the world, of vacancy. So much space is accounted for; we are not good at emptiness. We have a knack for acquiring and filling. We ask ourselves what to keep and what to discard. We build and become vessels as conduits. We go through the world, swallowing as much as we can hold in our mouths, shaking it in our bodies, seeing how much might spill out.

 

We invented the vessel to hold, to carry. The first vessel may have been an eggshell; it was fragile. We craved longevity; a way to store and save. Our carriers became solidified, less ephemeral, easier to archive and obsessively collect our infatuations. We gave each other water in cups with thick sides so that it would feel good to our drinking mouths. We changed the vessel and it became increasingly specific, bestowed with peculiar tasks, valued for its narrow openings.

 

We adorned our containers with images: epic myths, achievements, “World’s Best Dad”. We trap things we cannot fully understand, like god and ourselves; like our stories and water. We give shape to the shapeless. We hold on to what sustains us.

 

Gildar Gallery is pleased to present No Empty Vessels, a group exhibition showcasing contemporary engagements with an ancient form.  Each of the twelve artists featured in this exhibition explores how the vessel continues to operate as a holder of not only physical goods, but of cultural meaning in a human world both ever changing and consistent in its need to contain.

 

Selected Works

  • Jennifer Ling Datchuck
    Blue and White BowlPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating14 x 11 in (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
    Edition of Edition of 5
    2015
    Inquire

  • Frances Waite
    my second time in loveColored pencil on paper16 x 11 in (40.6 x 27.9 cm)
    2016
    Inquire

  • Frances Waite
    House for 2Colored pencil on paper16 x 11 in (40.6 x 27.9 cm)
    2016
    Inquire

  • Frances Waite
    my first almost threesomeColored pencil on paper16 x 11 in (40.6 x 27.9 cm)
    2016
    Inquire

  • Patrice Renee Washington
    Untitled (Jug)Glazed Ceramic, Cork2.75 x 3.25 x 3.25 in (7 x 8.3 x 8.3 cm)
    2016
    Inquire

  • Kelcy Chase Folsom
    something to choke onCharcoal, ash, brass, marble headstone fragment38 x 4 x 4 in (96.5 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)
    2016
    Inquire

  • Kelcy Chase Folsom
    nothing to wash it downGlass, enamel, sterling sliver coaster, marble headstone fragment37 x 4 x 4 in (94 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)
    2016
    Inquire

  • Joanna Powell
    Double BraidEarthenware, majolica, luster34 x 13 x 13 in (86.4 x 33 x 33 cm)
    2015
    Inquire

  • Sarah Schönfeld
    SirensMicrophone stands, blowdryer, champagne bottle, motion activated switchVariable
    2016
    Inquire

  • Patrice Renee Washington
    Bad Bitch Cup (5)Glazed porcelain, gold luster, aluminum, Sculpey clay1.7625 x 2.25 x 2.25 in (4.5 x 5.7 x 5.7 cm)
    2016
    Inquire

  • Patrice Renee Washington
    Bad Bitch Cup (4)Glazed porcelain, gold luster, aluminum, Sculpey clay2 x 2.5 x 2.5 in (5.1 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm)
    2016
    Inquire

  • Patrice Renee Washington
    Bad Bitch Cup (3)Glazed porcelain, gold luster, aluminum, Sculpey clay2.1625 x 2.75 x 2.75 in (5.5 x 7 x 7 cm)
    2016
    Inquire

  • Patrice Renee Washington
    Bad Bitch Cup (2)Glazed porcelain, gold luster, aluminum, Sculpey clay2 x 2.7625 x 2.7625 in (5.1 x 7 x 7 cm)
    2016
    Inquire

  • Patrice Renee Washington
    Bad Bitch Cup (1)Glazed porcelain, gold luster, aluminum, Sculpey clay2.5 x 3 x 3 in (6.4 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)
    2016
    Inquire

  • Betty Woodman
    Untitled (Candelabra)Glazed ceramic13.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 in (34.3 x 14 x 14 cm)
    1970
    Inquire

  • Max Schidlovsky
    Story of the GrailOil on wood20 x 25 in (50.8 x 63.5 cm)
    2016
    Inquire

  • Max Schidlovsky
    Vessel GroupingCeramic clay, glaze, maple (shelf)dimensions variable
    2016
    Inquire