Tanya Ling Studio + Feldspar
Tanya Ling Studio is delighted to announce a one-day exhibition of new fine bone china sculptures produced in collaboration with Feldspar, the young and dynamic ceramic studio ran by Jeremy and Cath Brown in rural Devon, on the edge of Dartmoor.
Titled after natural occurring wells and springs found on Dartmoor National Park, the names of the new works, such as Coppathorn Spring and Chapel Lands Spring, connect the works with some of Ling’s most recent paintings named after French fountains, Fontaine des Mers Place de la Concorde Paris, and Fontaine Saint-Sulpice.
The sculptures treat Feldspar’s beautifully crafted drinkware, dinnerware and serveware like found objects – in the readymade tradition of art-making. They fall into three distinct groups; conjoined hand painted teapots, bowls and plates, biscuit fired sculptural pile-ups with grouting and glazed fine bone china signed, ‘T.Ling’ in ultramarine blue.
The collaboration echoes that of Pablo Picasso’s ceramics produced with Suzanne and Georges Ramié some 75 years ago – and follows a path of artist forays into this utilitarian material, from Duchamp’s Fountain, to Méret Oppenheim’s Le Déjeuner en fourrure to the sculpted works of Lucio Fontana, Hannah Wilke and Edmund de Waal.
The exhibition will mark the end of Tanya Ling’s six-month residency at The Carriage Hall where the sculptures will be shown.
Tanya Ling + Feldspar
The Carriage Hall
29 Floral Street
London WC2E 9DP
Saturday 22nd May 2021
11am – 8pm
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