Archipomorphic (Feb - Mar 2017)
Archipomorphic is an exhibition of sculptural ceramics and study drawings in pencil by Tim Ian Mitchell, inspired by brick and body. Mitchell began this work in 2015 at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts after discovering a group of water-struck brick molds during a residency. Working with fresh, raw-brick castings in repeat, Mitchell altered them one by one and added anatomically abstracted features to make each into an individual, emerging from the rectangular clay volume. These clever small works come to life when exhibited together, inviting stories, mythologies, and metaphor.