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Kate Anderson (St. Louis, MO)Mickey, knotted waxed linen and stainless steel, 16.5"h x 33"w

Mahady Gallery
Sep 06, 2014 - Oct 05, 2014

CONSIDERING THE KYLIX: Contemporary Interpretations of a Classical Form

The multi–disciplinary, invitational exhibition is curated by Maleyne M. Syracuse in conjunction with Peters Valley School of Craft. The kylix, the original ceremonial wine cup, first appeared as early as 900 BCE in ancient Greece. The word "chalice," the term used for the sacred ceremonial wine cup in Christian ecclesiastical services, is derived, via the Latin "calix," from the Greek "kylix." The kylix has appeared from time to time over the centuries, as artisans have recreated or reinterpreted the form using materials, processes, and aesthetics suited to their time. Contemporary craft artists were asked to reinterpret the form in their own style and materials. 

The exhibition includes over 50 contemporary interpretations by over 45 artists working in metal, wood, glass, clay, beading, felt, fibers, jewelry, and mixed media.

Gallery Talk: Sept 17, 3 PM given by Maleyne M. Syracuse, exhibition curator

Harvey Fein (NY, NY), A Most Important Man, wood, alabaster, copper, gold leaf and paint, 8 x 7 x 7"

Doug Beube (Brooklyn, NY), Kylix, altered book and wood stand, 3.25 x 8 x 5.25"

Carol Milne (Seattle, WA), Kiss Kylixkiln cast lead crystal, 11 x 6.5 x 14"

Lee Sauder (Lexington, VA), The Wicked Kylix o'Praxiteles, forge welded and melted nails and barbed wire, 9 x 10 x 15"l x 10"w x 9"h

Jenne Giles (Oakland, CA), Faithful Exekias (Dionysus Cup), felted wool and silk, 9 x 23.5 x 7.5"

Cappy Counard (Edinboro, PA), Offering 1, 2, and 3sterling, ebony, holly, horse hair, graphite, seed pod, paper

Jennifer Falck Linssen (Green Bay, WI), Undone, archival cotton paper, aluminum, waxed linen, paint and varnish, 9 x 27.5 x 25"

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