Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Thomas Kerrigan "Desert Soul" - The Bungalow - March 24, 2004 - 3 1/2 stars

The color of these hand-built earthenware pieces from the artist's Desert Flora Series were oxidized metal. Predominantl opaque surfaces contrasted with high, primary colored glossy glazes emphasizing intricate design elements that appeared hot next to the overall cool finishes. The richly detailed surface treatments of the abstracted ceramic sculptures possess an almost irresistible tactile quality, like sand on a beach that you want to run your fingers through. The complexity of the surfaces and the soft curves of the pieces are imbued with meditation and tranquillity. Though March 31, 2004; 317-253-5028. -Mary Lee Pappas

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