For the Love of the Figurine –
See Porcelain Figurines by Chris Antemann & Photographs by Kendrick Moholt Exhibit Opening, Saturday, August 2 at 7 p.m.
For the Love of the Figurine, an exhibit featuring the porcelain figurines of Chris Antemann and photographs by Kendrick Moholt opens at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in Joseph, Oregon on Saturday, August 2. The opening reception will begin at 7:00. The exhibit will run through the month of August. On Tuesday, August 5, at 7 p.m. Chris and Kendrick will speak about their art and collaboration as part of our LIVE & UP FRONT ARTIST LECTURE SERIES The event is free and will have refreshments and drinks.
Inspired by 18th century porcelain figurines, Antemann’s work employs a unity of design and concept to simultaneously examine and parody male and female relationship roes. Characters, themes and incidents build upon each other, effectively forming their own language that speaks about domestic rites, social etiquette, and taboos. Themes from the classics and the romantics are given a contemporary edge; elaborate dinner parties, picnic luncheons and festive celebrations set the stage for her twisted tales to unfold.
Moholt uses unique portrait angles and large-format printing to project the figurines onto a human scale.
Chris’s original work and Kendrick’s photographic renderings have appeared together at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City, the Portland Art Museum in Oregon, and the Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington, and are in numerous private collections.
Both residents of Wallowa County, Antemann andMoholt craft their work surrounded by the majesty of the Eagle Cap Wilderness. This will be their first local exhibit.
In addition to maintain her private studio, Chris is currently the artist-in-residence at the historic MEISSEN® porcelain manufactory at their artCAMPUS.
Kendrick’s photographic images from wild and remote corners of the world, celebrate the beauty and diversity of the planet. In addition to running Kendrick Moholt Photography, he is also co-owner of Bio-Resources, Inc., a biological consulting firm.