Wesley T. Wright Brings Sculpted Creatures to La Luz de Jesus

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Wesley T. Wright’s stoneware sculptures put surreal touches on the natural world. His new show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, titled “Ark of Man,” highlights the artist’s interest in folklore. The show runs April 5-28 at the Los Angeles venue. (Wright was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.)

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Putting the finishing touches on these babies. I hope to see you this Friday at the Transmission Gallery @transmissiongallery in Oakland for our 2 person show featuring Malia Landis and myself. The reception coincides with the First Friday Art Murmur on February 2nd from 6pm – 9pm. It ends March 24th, 2018. We’ll have a number of collaborative pieces in the exhibition. The Transmission Gallery is located at 770 W Grand Ave Oakland, CA 94612 Their website is: thetransmissiongallery.com #inthestudio #owlart #ceramicsculpture #contemporaryart #contemporaryceramics #oaklandart #oaklandartmurmur #ceramicsexhibition #porcelain #wesleywright #malialandis #hellaartsy #sugartownart #weslia #wesliastudio #animalart #underglaze #underglazepainting #kiln

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“His fascination with alchemy and creating systems of logical order are realized through his carefully curated microcosms encased in glass ‘biodomes’ and adhered to his ceramic creatures,” the gallery says. “His use of earthen materials (clay, glass, and engobe) combined with man-made materials (turf, resin, and other found objects) presents the notion of humans intervening in order to restore Earth’s environment to its natural state.”

See more works from the show below.

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“Mimicry” Stoneware, paint, wire, 33" x 39" x 9" On view at LA LUZ DE JESUS GALLERY @laluzdejesus from April 5th to 28th Reception April 5th, 8pm – 11pm "ARK OF MAN" explores themes of adaptation, coexistence, and re-creation through the lens of myth. The show features some new work which uses LED lights and multiple part metamorphoses. My exhibition runs concurrently with Guy Colwell's exhibition: "THE WAYWARD APE” which also opens April 5th, 8pm – 11pm. In discussing his current work Colwell says: “Alienation exists between ourselves and the very real natural world that still exists outside our plastic, plaster, and concrete constructions.” LA LUZ DE JESUS GALLERY 4633 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 666-7667 laluzdejesus.com HOURS 11 AM to 7 PM Monday to Wednesday 11 AM to 9 PM Thursday to Saturday Noon to 6 PM on Sunday #wesleywright #ceramicsculpture #mixedmediasculpture #sculpture #hellaartsy #animalart #laluzdejesusgallery #guycolwell #laart #owl #adaptation #coexistence #laartexhibition #postpop #owlart #owlsculpture #metamorphosis #morph #mimicry #buterfly #butterflyart #greathornedowl #barnowl #laluzdejesus #contemporaryceramics #contemporarysculpture #contemporaryart #alienation #naturalworld @hifructosemag @juxtapozmag @beautifulbizarremagazine

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