Current & Upcoming Exhibits
Sara Catapano: Malefic Fruit
Opening reception Friday, July 8, 5-8pm
Exhibition runs July 8-30, 2022
Our July exhibition features the work of current resident artist Sara Catapano. Sara’s biomorphic ceramic sculpture combines aspects of flora and fauna to create bizarre forms that seem both familiar and alien. She is attracted to dichotomies when designing her pieces, “juxtaposing fleshy plump, rippled skin against skeletal tendrils that combine and challenge reality with sci-fi in each piece.”
Inspired by cordyceps, this body of work explores the macro and micro realms of an imagined nature infected by a beautiful parasite. Cordyceps are a parasitic fungus that predominately uses insects (for now) as a host to spread spores from the most optimal vantage point by hijacking the brain and steering the host to the tops of trees. These little mind controlling fungi are the stuff of science fiction! I like to think of cordyceps as a conduit for the systematic effort to de-educate people- leading to a dumber society and thus an easier to influence/scare/control society.
Sara was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended UNC - Wilmington for two years before transferring to UNC - Charlotte where she graduated with a BFA in Fine Art, Ceramics in 2012. She received her MFA in Ceramics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2018. Before starting her long-term residency at The Clay Studio of Missoula in Fall 2020, Sara was a resident at Studio 740 in Helena, Montana.
Gallery events are free and open to the public.
August 2022 - Stephanie Dishno: This is all just a little uncomfortable
September 2022 - Wildfire Ceramic Studio
October 2022 - Shelsea Dood & Samantha Momeyer
November 2022 - University of Montana Post Bacc Exhibit
December 2022 - Holiday Sale & Exhibition