Solomon, Ken_6 oclock_Josee Bienvenu Gallery

Ken Solomon

LOADING – QUARTER REVOLUTION (6 O’CLOCK)
2014
hand painted ceramic
25 x 20 x 20 inches
edition 1 of 3 + 2 AP

Ken Solomon’s continued fascination with the habits, styles, and mechanisms of the digital world come to play in these hand painted ceramic vases. The ceramic vessel has a long presence in the history of art and archeology. In utilitarian terms, ceramic vessels were decorated containers used to transport goods, evidence of daily life and the trade routes of an ever-expanding world. In symbolic terms, the vessel has been used by painters as a symbols of purity, the female body, and the past. Solomon’s application of the loading icon onto the blank vase playfully questions ideas about how we contain, transport, and gather data in the modern world. Solomon has been included in group exhibitions at Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo; Portland Museum of Art; The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, New York; FLAG Art Foundation, New York; and Brooklyn Museum of Art, among others. In 2005, a group of Solomon’s stamp drawings entered the collection of MoMA, New York.

estimated retail value: $3,000

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courtesy of the artist and josée bienvenu gallery, new york
gallery website: www.joseebienvenugallery.com