JESSICA KREUTTER| A Firefly Was Once a Passing Shadow
October 22 - November 23, 2016
A firefly was once a passing shadow
This house is made of ghost structures. Much like our own body, home is a protected space kept clear of encroaching dirt, nature and disease. This is a place that has started to rupture and transform from a whole, operating organism to something uncontained, opened and entwined with outside elements. These transformations speak about a potential to be between, to be more than what contains us. It is both a connection and dissolution, something between remembering and forgetting that opens up a space for reality to be intersected with something other.
The nine pieces built primarily out of porcelain reference the structures of both the body and a past home. Clusters of plants invade and grow through cracks, fragile broken structures threaten to fall, fleshy blobs pile together on tabletops, molded fragments from domestic objects become piles of debris and images in light are projected through clay.
Jessica Kreutter has lived and made work in Denver, Portland, Knoxville and, currently, Houston. She has been a resident artist at Anderson Ranch, Vermont Studio Center, Art342, PlatteForum, The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Caldera and The Oregon College of Art and Craft. In 2013, she designed an ice sculpture in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art (Denver) and created an unfired clay installation for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Project Space. Her clay installation work is featured in the January 2014 Issue of Ceramics Monthly. Recently, she has shown at Vertigo Gallery (Denver), Castle Gallery (New York), Red Arrow Contemporary (Dallas) and Art League Houston. In 2016, she was a recipient of a Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant.
For more on her work please visit: www.jessicakreutter.com
This project is funded by grants from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance