In Interiors, Jackie Shatz presents recent wall sculptures in her first exhibition at Carter Burden Gallery.
The artist builds ambiguous figurative ceramic sculptures that she then paints. Shatz treads the line between painting and sculpture, stillness and movement, and representational and abstract art.
The positions of the figures are both concealing and revealing - they are caught in the act of floating, swimming, and turning away. They imply a tension between the permanence of the captured moment and the transience of movement suspended in time.
The intimacy of the scale and the narrative relate to medieval and archaic art. The artist works with themes of the psychological states such as anticipation, hesitancy, and anxiety, which emerge unplanned from the process of creating them. The meanings are hidden like the meanings in dreams.