Lost & Found ::: Katayoun Amjadi & Erin Smith

Lost & Found ::: Katayoun Amjadi & Erin Smith

Concurrent art exhibitions of ceramics, sculpture, installation by two MN artistsEvent Website

Sat Mar 16th, 2019 7PM - 10PM CST
Mar 17th - Apr 6th, 2019
Artist Talk
Thu Apr 4th, 2019 7PM CST
Hair and Nails Gallery
2222 1/2 E 35th ST
Minneapolis ( map )

IC:  'Bed of Roses' (2017) by Katayoun Amjadi. Cast porcelain, plexiglass, rose pedals, rose water. 12” x 24” x 5”

This is HAIR+NAILS’ first exhibition of Amjadi’s work. Smith’s ceramic/neon works brought a technicolor glow to the neighborhood through the gallery storefront windows in HAIR+NAILS’ first season. 

In Katayoun Amjadi’s “Nightingale and Rose” series, she appropriates the concept of the nightingale, and gives it a new form in the chicken, the common bird, the everyman. Amjadi states: “I am engaged with the world of objects, and ask why they persist in history and culture and then also my work. What is it that makes them stay with me the way they do? Yet there they are, in all their immutable power, speaking to me in myriad ways of their history, narrating a story as it were, rich with symbol and meaning.” 

Erin Smith describes this current body of work as “a reflection of growth and transformation. It is about the development and maturation of idea and the self. Individual ideas and themes are explored through cairn-like structures placed around the gallery. A notion of time is considered in these pieces with elements from past work informing new work.”

Gallery Hours
Thursdays and Fridays: 3:00-6:00
Saturdays and Sundays: 1:00-6:00
& by appointment

Presented in affiliation with the 53rd annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA): 'Claytopia'

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