Showcase #13 - Leah Jackson's Combinations
Until - 30 Apr 2017
Combinations is an exploration in porcelain domestic ware by Leah Jackson that expands upon her existing range of brightly coloured tableware. Pushing her medium in a new, more ambitiously scaled direction, Jackson has created a group of modular vessels; stacks of geometric shapes that combine into dynamic feature vases and other objects. Initiated by the endless-seeming design possibilities of form and colour in her daily studio practice, Combinations embraces the more sculptural potential of the domestic interior space, and the objects used within it.
Leah Jackson is a Melbourne based ceramicist, with a practice that encompasses both the functional and the sculptural. The domestic space is a continuing influence in her work. Jackson completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons) with a major in Ceramics at the ANU School of Art in 2003. Recent solo exhibitions include: Interiors, Mr Kitly Gallery, Melbourne; An Epic Romance, Craft, Melbourne. Select recent group exhibitions include: Aesthetics Room, curated by Kim Brockett at Mr Kitly Gallery, Melbourne; Chinatown: the sequel, curated by Liv Barrett at ltd los angeles, Los Angeles; and Rock Solid, curated by Meredith Turnbull at Pieces of Eight Gallery, Melbourne.
2017 presents exhibitions of new work by contemporary ceramicists in the glass display cabinet of SAM’s entry. Curated in partnership with Bree Claffey of Melbourne based gallery and retailer Mr Kitly, Showcase is a unique opportunity for collectors and craft lovers to acquire work from established and emerging contemporary artists, as all pieces are available for purchase at the SAM shop.