On Saturday, August 19th, 2017, Booth Gallery is pleased to present “Embraced”, a solo exhibition of sculptures by Ronit Baranga. In her new series, Baranga blurs the border between living and still by depicting human mouths and fingers emerging from common tableware. “Embraced” examines ideas surrounding internal personas and how those personas interact with their environment.
Baranga reimagines fine china with sensual organs, casting pieces as active objects. The china is now aware of itself and can interact with its surroundings. Sets lean on each other, pinching, hugging, and embracing. Between pain and pleasure, their ceramic bodies react to unique experience.
Baranga’s creations remain autonomous in their behavior within the situations presented to them. Their free will reflects Baranga’s spontaneity in the creation of her works, as she sculpts her ceramics just as how she sees them in her imagination.