Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA), announces a solo exhibition featuring new works by celebrated porcelain installation artist, Lucrecia Waggoner. LRFA will be hosting an opening reception on Saturday, May 11th, from 5-8pm with an artist talk at 6:45pm, moderated by gallery owner, Laura Rathe.
Waggoner’s impressive installations are intricately mapped to suit their surroundings and are inspired by forms found in nature and abstract visions of landscapes. She incorporates various materials in her work, including precious metals, such as 22k Gold, palladium, and bronze, which add depth and illuminate each individual vessel. Waggoner harmonizes organic forms and geometric patterns to create compelling compositions that distinctly transform any space.
Waggoner’s in-depth and personal journey exploring the versatility of ceramics has allowed herself to reinvigorate the ancient artistry and present it in a whole new light.
‘Inner Light’will be on display through June 15th, 2019.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Raised in Mexico City, Dallas-based artist Lucrecia Waggoner discovered ceramics at the age of seven while taking an arts and crafts course at the Museo Nacional de Antropología. She later moved to Dallas earning her BFA in ceramics at SMU. Previously a student of Parsons School of Design in New York, Waggoner has also continued her studies with courses and workshops in France, Germany, and Hong Kong. She currently teaches at the Zhen Music and Arts Institute in Dallas.
Waggoner has cultivated a national and international following producing bold and dynamic porcelain installations that persistently take this traditional medium to new heights. Waggoner uses a potter’s wheel to form clay into delicate vessels, of varying sizes, form, and texture. She then incises, intricately carves, or leaves these vessels smooth before carefully glazing, painting, or metal-leafing their surfaces.
Creating anywhere from two to several hundreds of these handcrafted vessels, Waggoner’s mapped compositions create undulating patterns that appear to float effortlessly across the wall evoking feelings of weightlessness and serenity. Waggoner draws much inspiration from organic forms found in nature, for example: flowers, butterflies, and celestial bodies of the night sky. Her work is also deeply influenced by global cultures and the artist’s experiences both here and abroad, particularly her travels to the far East and the scenic landscapes of Texas and Mexico.
ABOUT LAURA RATHE FINE ART
With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer before establishing Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA) in 1998 in Houston, Texas. LRFA now operates out of two locations in Houston and a third gallery in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere arts district destination. Since the gallery’s inception, LRFA has established itself as a leading contemporary art venue, offering an impressive range of exhibitions and programming to its patrons in both cities.
LRFA represents a dynamic roster of established and mid-career contemporary artists working in a variety of media, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate, and museum collections. Various clientele include BBVA Compass, HKS Architects, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UT Southwestern, Halliburton, and ConocoPhillips. LRFA also participates in a number of prominent art fairs including CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Wynwood, Texas Contemporary, and the Dallas Art Fair.