Zemer Peled Artist Reception at Sherrie Gallerie
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ZEMER PELED on exhibit January 16 – March 8, 2020
Opening Reception with the Artist: Sunday, January 19, 2-4 pm
Israeli artist Zemer Peled creates forcible, nature-inspired sculptures and installations constructed using thousands of porcelain shards.
Zemer Peled’s labor-intensive process bridges narrative and formalist elements. She utilizes a process of creation and destruction to make sculptures consisting of thousands of handcrafted porcelain shards, resulting in works that can be read in relation to art historical tradition, outsider art, and natural phenomena.
Peled’s work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world. Her sculptures and installations consist of thousands of hand-crafted porcelain shards; a technique that yields a texture both delicate and severe. In some works, large scale-like ceramic pieces appear airy, delicate, and fluffy, as if one’s breath might break it. In others, Peled’s fragments are geometric barbs that mysteriously take on an alluring form – offering a sense of softness despite a sharp actuality.
The act of making for Peled is a feat of endurance, improvisation, and adaptation with the aim to embody a fleeting but fundamental feeling of mystery. The construction of her sculpture parallels negotiations any outsider makes in encountering a new world as they delicately construct a self that is both adaptable and resilient.