VESSELS IN FIVE DIMENSIONS
JUNE 2–JULY 27, 2019
IRON GATE GALLERY, TOUCHSTONE CENTER FOR CRAFTS
Touchstone Center for Crafts is hosting two Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Exhibitions in the summer of 2019. Both exhibitions will take place at the Iron Gate Gallery, and will are juried and curated by Lindsay Ketterer Gates, Executive Director of Touchstone and Travis Winters, Programs Manager at Touchstone.
Vessels in Five Dimensions explores the fluidity between two-dimensional images and three-dimensional forms. Augmenting the static dimensions of height, width, and depth with time and individual perception, both Kovak and Singh create vessels that subvert function while alluding to meaning. Both artists intentionally leave gaps in information. Using the fragments to construct new and more complex narratives, they reform instability into strength and surface into transparency. Kovak’s paintings depict forms whose context has been removed or interrupted. Similarly, Singh’s ceramic forms are carefully pieced together, revealing cavities interrupting their function. The resulting physical and pictorial vessels are not empty bodies but bodies reformed by history, observation, and cognition.