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Jacob Foran, Child With Death Mask

Jacob Foran, Child With Death Mask (2016), ceramic [Abmeyer+Wood Fine Art, Seattle WA, Feb 2-28]

Jacob Foran: In Between Dreams

Abmeyer+Wood Fine Art
Seattle WA – Feb 2-28, 2017

Jacob Foran, Girl in Dream

Jacob Foran, Girl in Dream (2016), ceramic [Abmeyer+Wood Fine Art, Seattle WA, Feb 2-28]

Jacob Foran, Figure Under Water

Jacob Foran, Figure Under Water (2016), ceramic [Abmeyer+Wood Fine Art, Seattle WA, Feb 2-28]

Jacob Foran, Head of Child, In Fish Dream

Jacob Foran, Head of Child, In Fish Dream (2016), ceramic [Abmeyer+Wood Fine Art, Seattle WA, Feb 2-28]

Jacob Foran, Head of Boy, With Rockets

Jacob Foran, Head of Boy, With Rockets (2016), ceramic [Abmeyer+Wood Fine Art, Seattle WA, Feb 2-28]

In his second solo gallery exhibition, 33-year-old Jacob Foran underscores his growing reputation as a nationally recognized figurative ceramic sculptor. Coming up through the ranks of the North American clay establishment — undergraduate, graduate, residencies, competitions, scholarships, in-group awards — Foran displays a dedication to the human figure that is less elegant than that of one of his University of Washington teachers, the late Akio Takamori, and not as violent or expressionistic as another, Doug Jeck. Nevertheless, Foran seems more dispersed, with a wider range of subjects, moods and material approaches.

The new sculptures add to the group of busts and heads he showed at Zinc Gallery in Seattle last year, and bring to the gallery eerie children’s heads dipped in white glaze and dripping with pale colours. In Space Together Forever (Moon Landers’ Vessel) and Head of Boy with Rockets, he introduces outer space travel as a metaphor for sleeping, dreaming and death. Drenched in dark metallic lustre glazes, these pieces glow and vibrate, especially appropriate given the glistening spacesuits of the astronaut couple. He has already shown in juried clay exhibitions in New York, Chicago, St. Louis and the Netherlands.

Matthew Kangas


 Wed, Feb 8, 2017