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 45 artists working in metal, wood, glass, clay, beading, felt, fibers, jewelry, and mixed media.
Curator's Talks: Sept 17, 3 PM and Sept 19, 6 PM followed by a reception at 7 PM
Harvey Fein (NY, NY), A Most Important Man, wood, alabaster, copper, gold leaf and paint, 8 x 7 x 7"
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
Cappy Counard (Edinboro, PA), Offering 1, 2, and 3, sterling, 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"
Marywood University Art Galleries
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