SANTA FE CLAY
Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers…
AN EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK BY JESSIKA EDGAR
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
Friday, February 23, 2018 • 5 – 7 pm
Exhibition runs through March 24, 2018
“I’m interested in ideas of socially-constructed identity and value. My research explores contemporary popular culture and how we perceive mass media influences propagating consumption. Drawing from media imagery – especially that related to gender, beauty, and material desire – my work aims to create a feeling of cognitive dissonance.
Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers… is a direct response to the current obsession with extravagance and the space inhabited by a simultaneous feeling of distaste and desire. The pieces reference contemporary fashion trends capitalizing on the political climate and eagerness for social change. The work is all hand-built ceramic and mixed media, incorporating textiles, faux fur, beading and other adornment.” – Jessika Edgar