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A Material World: Janice Jakielski's Impossible Objects (April 23, 2024- July 28, 2024)

Janice Jakielski is a Massachusetts (soon to be Colorado) based sculptor. By inventing new ways of casting and manipulating ultra-thin porcelain sheets she can create impossible objects of curiosity, beautiful objects to provide focus, retreat and pause in an overwhelming world.  Using meticulous detail, familiar forms and uncertain function she coaxes her audience to draw near, closing the physical gap between viewer and object.  In this way the details of workmanship and the excessive fragility of the porcelain act as a whisper, flirtatiously demanding investigation. Her impossible objects were also featured in the January 2021 issue of Ceramics Monthly.

Janice Jakielski received her Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York State College of Ceramic Art and Design at Alfred University.  Recent exhibitions include Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL, Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, Cross MacKenzie Gallery, Washington DC, Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR and the Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY. Jakielski has participated in numerous residencies such as the Archie Bray Foundation, Roswell Artist in Residency, Djerassi, and Millay Colony for the Arts.  She was a recipient of a 2019 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship. Jakielski has a studio, laboratory and apiary in Sutton, Massachusetts.


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