Relay Ridge Gallery / 4124 McKinley S. February 2 - March 24th

Jennifer Kaplan

Join in celebrating a new solo exhibition No Sudden Movements by Jennifer Kaplan:

“Jennifer Kaplan invites participants to slow down and listen to the nuances of verbal and nonverbal communication. This show emphasizes the isolated gestures of touch through a progression blend of functional and figurative forms, giving shape to that which exists inside us and has been shapeless.

Clay has the capacity to communicate what cannot be said, what is unspeakable, where words fail.

Where I End and You Begin are a series of entangled bodies which follow the gestural action of hands folding into one another, signing in motions of tenderness, reception, and formal fluidity. These tangled masses are finished in waxes and chalk, raw and bright, or crater glazes, molten and encrusted, with blurred edges, to amplify the soft strength of vulnerable participation within a community.

Everything is connected and survival is en masse. Hope lives not in isolation but through the potential of collaborative movement. Jennifer’s ceramic practice acts as a filter for understanding cycles of grief and regrowth, encouraging the potential within collaborative action and mutual aid.

We invite you to engage your senses in the relational works but please, be gentle."

Not only will you be able to see Kaplan's new work but we'll also be featuring:

✨ Open Artist Studios of the Relay Ridge Resident Artists
✨ Screenprinting demos in the printshop with Rio Ortiz!