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Hank Saxe

02.03.17 - 04.30.17



Foundry Vineyards is pleased to present an exhibition of ceramics by Taos artist, Hank Saxe. The artist’s reception will be held on Friday, February 3rd from 5-7pm and the exhibition will be on display until April 30th, 2017. Hank Saxe has been working on ceramics for over four decades in Taos, New Mexico. He states, "A fascination with natural sciences led me to ceramics, an original meeting ground of art and technology. Starting out, I didn't know how clays and minerals worked, but I thought I'd better figure out how to use that stuff. Still working on figuring that out, my sculptures are outcomes of investigation into process and materials and experimental interactions of form, color and texture." Hank Saxe and his wife Cynthia Patterson have created numerous large scale architecture and sculpture projects and developed and produced a line of architectural ceramics. Yet it is out of this practical aspect of their work that Saxe developed his personal creative process. In a studio
geared to mechanical production, Saxe mastered his industrial equipment while also deploying it in the service of art, making his own creative inquiries on the side. "The challenge for me was to use the production tools in a way not dictated by necessity and efficiency, but open to possibility.”


In addition to doing their own work Saxe and Patterson have shared their studio workshop with other artists in collaborations, and through doing so have made connection with members of the community of sculptors and artisans gathered around the Walla Walla Foundry.

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