Jill Bonovitz: Penetrable Vessels

Project Room 2 Jun 11–Aug 13, 2005

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Jun 11–Aug 13, 2005





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Penetrable Vessels, 2005, Installation view

For Penetrable Vessels, Jill Bonovitz used the thinnest wire to create, in her words, ”the edges of what’s not there.” These intimate, ethereal, and personal vessel forms, at once intriguing and playful, reveal how the shapes between the wires are just as important as the wires themselves. Inspired by the random scribbles of her year-old grandchild and the intricate weaving of a spider’s web, Bonovitz created a body of work that both embodies and defies the vessel form. She explored a range of aesthetic interests–the process of drawing, the physicality of sculpted objects, and the translucency of materials–that have engaged her over the past twenty-five years of working in porcelain and clay.