November 20- December 24, 2009:Lisa Orr: Epergnier
Teapot, 2009. Preview some other works in the show here
Lisa Orr's ceramics exaggerate traditional porcelain decoration with the playful and abundant qualities of Mexican earthenware. Orr has invented an eclectic palette of production processes combining molding, wheel throwing, stamps, slips, sprigs and amazing multihued glazes to create muscular decorations that arm-wrestle basic forms for control. Full of dreamy detail and dishwasher safe, her artwork is best presented with a lovely meal.
Austin resident Lisa Orr has been a professional potter for 25 years. She received an MFA from the prestigious New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1992, following that, a Fulbright Fellowship and a Mid-America Art Alliance grant. Her work is in numerous public and private collections including the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. Currently she teaches, lectures and shows nationally. She has recently produced Pottery of Mexico: Pineapples of Patamban and San Jose de Gracia, a documentary DVD about Mexican Folk pottery under a grant from Los Amigos del Arte Popular. Epergnier will be her first solo show in Houston.
Optical Project is an art space in the Heights run by Houston artist and writer Bill Davenport, who loves a good pot. It is located near the intersection of Studewood and 11th Sts. in the Heights, next door to DaCapo's bakery and Bill's Junk. You can't miss it.