At the Roz Steiner Gallery, Genesee Community College, Batavia there was a Solo Exhibition, Convivium presented by Kala Stein displayed during the month of January.
It was an awesome experience to be surrounded by the pieces, and move in different directions with the sunlight and shadows performing their jobs well. Peaceful. Joyful. Attention to slowing down in life and lingering was what caught me the most.
In Latin the root of convivium is feast. The assembling of the "feast" was time-consuming and required several hands of help. However, I must assume that like any well-cooked meal, it was a slow but gratifying process.The socialization that took place, the attention to all the detail and the problem solving necessary worked in the end when the table was laid in wait.
If you click on the website below and go to the link "Current Exhibitions" you will find a time lapse UTube piece that shows the installation.
Kala Stein is an artist and educator known for her porcelain installations and minimalist tableware. She gained national recognition as a top-ten emerging ceramic artist in 2011 for her innovations with non-traditional mold making and casting techniques.
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