Daniel Johnston creating large pots at The Mahler Fine Art
Featured in artGuide Magazine, this October The Mahler Fine Art is proud to present a large pot installation by Daniel Johnston.
Johnson’s large pot installations marry the art of pottery with the worldly gratification of senses by creating differing light and composition environments. “After several years spent producing and selling large jars, I challenged myself to make a series of 100 human-scale vessels which I displayed in a single line spanning a quarter mile. Upon completion, I saw the vessels accompanied by multitudes of patrons in a harmonious line with their shadows cast perfectly parallel upon the ground. At that moment I saw the project in a context spanning the distance between the traditional object and the ephemeral experience. It struck me that I had found the place for my work to live conceptually in this culture - as installations.”
Johnson’s site-specific conceptual installation houses his large pots (as many as 30 large vessels) in a structure evoking a rural shrine, teahouse or the shell of a massive kiln. The plank and board structure allows light to softly illuminate the glaze of the pots while creating shadow and line across the surroundings. The experience is one of beauty, peace, and reverence.
Opening Sept 14, with a First Friday Reception on Oct 7, the exhibit run through Oct 20.
The Mahler Fine Art, gallery.
228 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC