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Opening Reception: Peter Pincus, Nancy Newman Rice & Judith Ernst
Duane Reed Gallery is pleased to present new work by Peter Pincus and Nancy Newman Rice with special guest ceramic artist, Judith Ernst.
“My ceramic pieces are as much about their inside as they are about their sculpted outside. Implied are the dichotomies between the inner and outer, between that which is hidden and that which is seen, between the esoteric and the exoteric, between the soul and the body. I continue to create “Metaphysical Pots” that feature water both inside and outside, becoming metaphorically both the Water of Life and the Infinite Ocean, symbolizing the continuous process between creation and transcendence. Other pieces include shapes that repeat in a pattern that follows the form of the vessel. It is a “bio-geometry” that leads the eye back to the inside of the vessel, a “Jacob’s Ladder” that leads not just up but in.” – Judith Ernst Artist Statement