Houston Center for Contemporary Craft opening reception: one day, late in the afternoon. . .

Photo by Peter Bugg

One day, late in the afternoon… is an installation by contemporary ceramic artist Kelly O'Briant. Reminiscent of the traditional still life from art history, the installation captures a moment of intimacy between utilitarian objects and their users. Things, such as a favorite mug, heirloom silverware or a holiday tablecloth, are as integral to people's lives as the conversations that take place around them.

O'Briant recreates these everyday objects in order to elevate them to a position of aesthetic and emotional value. Using a minimal color palette to emphasize physical form, the artist also manipulates atmosphere, emotion and memory through her use of light and shadow. Her process of coiling and pinching the clay lends humanity to the surfaces of the objects, which, in ordinary life, would remain inert.

On view through May 10, 2015.



Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002


Admission is free.
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