Eric Serritella

Walking with Softer Steps

June 12 – July 14, 2013

Press Release

Opening June 12 2013,
From 6-9 pm at Jason Jacques Gallery
Exhibition goes on until July 14

We invite you to the first New York City exhibition of nationally recognized ceramic trompe l’oeil artist Eric Serritella. Serritella specializes in hand-carved clay vessels transformed into birch and weathered logs expressed with a incredibly masterful level of convincing detail.

Serritella’s one-of-a-kind tromp l’oeil ceramic sculptures have been awarded and exhibited in galleries and museums from coast to coast and in Asia. His work is included in permanent museum collections including among others Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum and The Everson Museum of Art’s world class ceramics collection in Syracuse, NY. Many other esteemed collections contain his work, including the Kamm Teapot Foundation – the world’s largest private teapot collection.

Serritella describes his new work for the exhibition Walking With Softer Steps, as an evolution into the quieter side of trees and form.

"In my early works there was often an overabundance of branches and thus competing lines within the form. In simplest terms, the sculptures were often ‘busy’.”

“While they fit the context of the pieces at the time, my philosophies about what I was trying to express evolved. As my work matured I found that texturing the details was becoming second nature and I began focusing more attention on the form. I realized that my goal was to get people to walk with softer steps on this planet. It was this statement that resonated with me so strongly that I then set out to have it reflected in the work.”

Serritella aims to create work that beautifully flows with rhythm and grace.
Hidden within the overall form and the incredible level of realistic detail there is a subtle quietness. A flow. A rhythm. A peace.

There will be a companioning 98 page catalog featuring all of Serritella's major works which will be available for purchase for $48

If you would like any further infomration please email info@jasonjacques.com.

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