Emergent Antumbra’ an exhibition as the outcome of Catherine Paleczny’s residency with S.A.C. Residency Program, after three months period working with Jirawong Wongtra-ngan, the founder of IN CLAY STUDIO POTTERY.
Chiang Mai, De Naga Hotel, 21 Ratchamanka Road Soi 2, Phra Sing, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai Map
Jirawong Wongtra-ngan and Catherine Paleczny are both interested in weaving architectural and biological texture narratives through their ceramic works. They both agree that we are so busy living life that it blinds us from seeing how much nature bond to human being. Paleczny’s ceramic works perform ‘Emergent’ one of the most spectacular natural consequences when imitating organic textures and systems. Paleczny approaches the exhibiting spaces referencing geographical landscape of Ping River, the main river that runs through Chiang Mai, installing with her ceramic pieces.
Wongtra-ngan draws his interest to ‘Antumbra’ around human habitats. He sees light and shadow occur differently through the day from the super-systematic product like wavy roof tiles. He inlays his roof tiles with free form different colours of clay to recreate light-shadow phenomena and plays around with the idea of unpredictable natural movement on such systematic man-made products.