TETKOWSI Converges in Pelham
Neil Tetkowski was in Pelham last night for the opening of CONVERGENCY, curated by Jeffrey Mongrain, Head of MFA Sculpture at Hunter College in NYC.
Neil Tetkowski first exhibited his ceramics in 1978. Since then he has shown extensively in the United States and abroad. In the 1990s, he began a landmark series of performance events using clay to express and record a personal choreography of art in action. The artist's work has evolved over the years from vessel forms to sculpture. Tetkowski's energy, movement, and gestures are recorded as "footprints" in massive organic disks and wall-hung forms. Embedded in these lush naturalistic forms are real fragments of industrial urban culture, iron spikes, screws, and hooks, as well as incuse images pressed into the moist clay using castoff tools and machines.
If you missed the opening, you can catch the exhibit through October 26. Here's a 30 second vid of the opening:
Post by Lester Kravitz.