PERSPECTIVES on creativity: Steven Haulenbeek, Regina DeLuise, Stephen Mickey
A Group Show: Persepctives on Creativity
Steven Haulenbeek: Little Bastards
The Children of Tinker and Tangent
"These little bastards are the bi-product of product design. Generally the intent in my practice is to create objects that are utilitarian and marketable. I am usually successful in this but along the course of my design process there are always object born of attention deficit and tangent. These are the little bastards.
This body of work is one that has been running concurrently to my other more market driven pieces and has in most cases spawned from it. I like to design by way of making without belaboring planning. I call this Build-Design."
Regina DeLuise: Photographs From The Field: Italy
The photographs of Regina DeLuise have that classical look, so depending on your prejudice they’re likely to produce either immediate pleasure or instant suspicion.What is so striking about DeLuise’s photographs from Italy is their power to make the cliché and the reality almost coincide, to caress the viewer with a efficacious incarnation of his dearest idea of Italy and at the same time surprise him with fresh and unfamiliar perceptions. In other words, these pictures indulge in an extremely refined form of sentimentality, then carry that refinement even further in order to deliver the joussance that occurs when the sentiment one has enjoyed is shattered at just the moment when it would otherwise have begun to cloy.
Stephen Mickey: “ Anagama Wood Fired Tea Bowls”
Ten years ago, Mickey, with the help of 15 people, constructed a Japanase wood burning Anagama kiln over the course of a seven-day workshop. Out of 150,000 pounds of bricks, the kiln emerged, much larger than the standard four feet wide by four feet tall and two feet deep kiln.
“I wish I could put it on wheels,” Mickey said of the kiln dubbed “Soulgama.”
The name reflects a deeper meaning for the kiln, according to Mickey.
“I feel the whole meaning of the kiln is a community experience. Anything I can share as an artist is just a way to build community”.