8.875 x 3.75"
September 10 - October 3, 2020
I make everyday objects and try to make sense or nonsense out of them. Visual representation comes and goes in my work, much like a story that gets stretched over time in its telling. I want my pieces to carry that same sense of altered information while still carrying the heart of it’s narrative. Such as a dinner table that extends in its length while the fruit multiplies or grows nipples to describe nourishment. These stories often stem from personal ones growing up one of twelve children in Los Angeles and then lead into some more fictional ones. I enjoy playing with the reality of my work and finding more questions than answers. I am learning through creating. Sculpting dirt to look like dirt and firing it into stone, getting towards something familiar yet not familiar.
My interest in Art comes from my expectations of it being a field without limitations as it takes on an almost endless possibility of color shape and form and provides us with the opportunity to share our individual stories without boundaries. I often gravitate towards the medium of clay because of its malleability and rich history. Ceramics as material offers us permanence , it is one of the ways we were able to learn about ancient cultures. There is so much beauty in these traditions and my aim has been to make a mark of my time that will be preserved in the history of ceramic objects.
CHRISTINA ERIVES, Banana
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Christina Margarita Erives was born in Los Angeles, California. She received her MFA from Pennsylvania State University and a BA and MA in studio art from California State University in Northridge. Most recently she was a Visiting Instructor at the University of Montana; previous to that she completed residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena Montana, Red Star Studios in Kansas City Missouri, Rasquache in Cholula Mexico, and Arquetopia in Puebla, Mexico.
She has exhibited her art at Fondation Bernardaud in Limoges France, The Holter Museum in Helena Montana, The American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona California, Penland Gallery in North Carolina, and Baltimore Clayworks in Maryland. She was named a 2017 Emerging Artist by the National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts.