Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, announces a solo exhibition featuring new works by celebrated porcelain installation artist, Lucrecia Waggoner, with an opening reception on Saturday, May 13th, from 5-8pm.
Raised in Mexico City, porcelain and installation artist, Lucrecia Waggoner, recalls her first memory and discovery of ceramics at the age of 7 while visiting and viewing the collections at Mexico’s nationally renowned museum, Museo de Antrpologia. As her interest and passion grew for the art of pottery, Waggoner enrolled in various ceramics courses while living and traveling across Europe. Upon her return to the states, she continued her studies and education by enrolling in Parsons School of Design in New York. It was during a trip to Santa Fe, NM, she met her mentor, Heidi Loewen, and at that point, Waggoner formally began her career as a professional artist.
As a contemporary artist, Waggoner implements and applies various materials in her artwork, including precious metals, such as 22k Gold, Palladium and Copper that add depth and illuminate each piece. With her artistic vision, she creates installations that are intricately mapped in forms and compositions that mimic elements derived from nature and abstract visions of landscapes.
Waggoner’s installations transform spaces and environments with dynamic compositions that suggest graceful movement and explore the shifting relationships between darkness, light, and color. Intricately mapped in compositions inspired by forms found in nature and abstract visions of landscapes, Waggoner’s current body of work incorporates wood; precious metals, such as 22k Gold, Palladium, and Bronze leaf; as well oil paint, special glazes, and for the first time, diamond dust. ‘STARDUST’ will be on display through June 17th, 2017.
On Wednesday, May 17th at 6:30pm, LRFA will also present a lecture and ceramics demonstration with the artist moderated by gallery owner, Laura Rathe. The event will be the Dallas gallery’s second installment of their Create, Curate, Collect lecture series. RSVP required.