8 x 16 x 8 feet
Every Which Way, 2004
Space Lab Gallery at Indiana University Southeast
Ceramic, Paint, Unfired Clay, and Wire
October 16 – December 12, 2014
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery
David Katz creates installations that negotiate the intersection of organic bodily forms and architectonic constructions. The push and pull between rectilinear structures of fired ceramic and a fluid, bodily expression of unfired clay serves as a metaphorical representation of human existence within the rectilinear world that increasingly defines our physical environment. Cage-like structures spread throughout the exhibition space provide sites of occupancy to house biomorphic clay form, sculpted to appear contorted and trapped, yet conveying a sense of agency and free will. Order emerges as unfired clay forms expand through space as webs of organization that link disparate sites into one large interconnected network of systems.