Jan Kaps, Cologne
Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel
Stoneware Murals and Vessels, Tapestries and Wood Carvings03 September – 22 October 2016
Three pieces of decorative furniture,
From carved Lambertin cypress and digital embroidery.
The ornamentation covers the bench and cushion
With a motif inspired by the common purple foxglove or “Digitalis” fower.
A repetition of pink and purple bell shaped petals, a repetition of carved wooden holes, Serial, digital strokes and unique manual gestures.
A hare with six legs and a soap dish.
A knitted alpaca woollen tapestry.
Aside these pastoral motifs,
A ceramic mural organised in a 14*14 cm tile structure,
With a frieze of smoking pipes, pointing out their alternatively turgescent and faccid spouts. Fired in a wood kiln with iron-oxide glaze,
A stoneware vase in the shape of a large milk jug,
With a cast foot, a coiled body, lip and handle,
To form a ceramic sculpture with a mimetic relation
Between a vessel and a fragment of a human body.
More receptacles for the human:
Anonymous but functional copies of sanitary elements,
A mural sink, a mural toilet bowl,
A pitcher and a bidet wash set.
Like the smoking pipes they act as an ode to the POT,
As a shape and container, as an allegory of sculpture itself,
Connecting by transmission the body with the elements.