Tansey Contemporary is pleased to present “Surfing the Lotus Threads” a solo exhibition of hand-built ceramic vessels from Melanie Ferguson at 1743 Wazee Street, Denver CO from October 12 through November 9, 2017.
Ferguson’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, “Surfing the Lotus Threads” explores, using clay as a sculptural medium, the concept of five elemental themes: resonance and flow, light and shadow, story and perception, balance and strength, heart and spirit. Ferguson describes, “Resonance can be felt in the echo flowing from within the center of form. Surface reflects the story of rhythm, repeating patterns, and the confusion of seemingly random lines that lead toward a concept of hiding within the holes of the lotus thread while witnessing a strength of spirit and heart that weaves a perception of that which we know. The result is an edge of uncertainty and vulnerability, balanced by the power to initiate a dialogue with our personal journey discovered within — a journey that invites pause and ultimately engages our next move.”
Born in the seaport town of Newport, Oregon, Ferguson’s interest in art has been influenced by ocean and nourished by assisting, studying and working with coastal artists and native elders. A desire to live in the Southeastern United States initiated a move to Georgia where she began full-time study in contemporary ceramics at Roswell Art Center West. Today, her works are exhibited nationally and internationally as she continues her artistic exploration with a special focus on wood, soda, and atmospheric firing, from her Loch Highland studio near Roswell, Georgia.
Please join us for our opening reception on Thursday, October 12th from 6 – 8pm. The artist will be present.