Krista Grunksy Craft LAIR (Local Artist in residence) Opening Reception January 23 at 6pm

Krista Grunsky, Peanut With Importance,mixed media, ceramic
Photo courtesy of the artist

Krista Grunsky
Craft LAIR (Local Artist In Residence)

Centre for Craft Nova Scotia

1061 Marginal Rd. Suite 140, Halifax, NS
Opening: Thursday January 23, 6pm
In Residence: January 24 – March 15, 2020
Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 4pm
(artist studio hours will vary)

Join us to celebrate the launch of Krista Grunky’s residency in the Craft LAIR adjacent to the Mary E. Black Gallery in the Centre for Craft NS. We will be celebrating this launch alongside the opening reception of Placement a curated exhibition of contemporary jewellery by members of CoAdorn Art Jewellery Society.

Krista Grunsky is a Halifax based ceramicist whose work consists of primarily slip casting and hand building techniques. She received her BFA from NSCAD University in 2018. She currently resides in Halifax, working in her home studio.

“I am interested in the malleability of collaging and rearranging ceramic forms in a defined space. Using techniques of slip casting and hand building, I create ceramic duplicates of objects such as bricks, rocks, bits, bottles, shelves, packing peanuts, and puddles. The singular objects are integrated into groupings based on colour, line, and form. There is constant recycling and regrouping as I explore possible dialogue between components. This allows for an impermanent act of making until an assumed point of completion occurs such as documentation or public viewing. This notion of provisionality allows me to find movement within the static nature of ceramics.

My work takes inspiration from ubiquitous architectural and industrial material. I look at facades existing in my surroundings and introduce them into my work through patterned glazed surfaces, cast textures, and loose hand-built representations. Looking at functional ceramics as well as sculptural, I am interested in finding a space of making that bridges functional, nonfunctional, and multifunctional.” – Krista Grunsky

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