Arina Ailincai – In Scripted Body
ARINA AILINCAI: IN-SCRIPTED BODY
opening: Friday, September 14, from 5:30 - 8:30 pm
exhibit runs from September 14 through October 7, 2012
gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays,12:00 pm to 5:30 pm or by appointment
ART ON THE AVENUE GALLERY, at 3808 Lancaster Avenue, is pleased to present ARINA AILINCAI: IN-SCRIPTED BODY, a solo sculpture exhibition featuring recent works in clay of this noteworthy international artist. Please join us for the opening on Friday, September 14, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The exhibit runs from September 14 to October 7. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 12 pm to 5:00 pm or by appointment.
Arina Ailincai is a truly international artist. She was raised, educated and began her artistic career in Eastern Europe, Romania. In the 1980s she crossed the Atlantic and settled in Canada,where she was soon acknowledged as one of its most talented artists working in clay. She exhibited and lectured in the United States. Over the last several good years, she has been invited to work, exhibit, and lecture at major ceramic art centers and international events in Europe (Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Turkey) and in China, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.
Arina Ailincai’s art focuses of the human figure, the body, which she casts using real bodies, often her own. The uncanny likeness of the ceramic sculpture to the actual body is only a starting point for the exploration, through visual means, of the universal human condition of being an embodied self. Arina Ailincai’s sculptures in clay are philosophically and metaphorically charged. The markings on the outer surface and the mysterious scripts in the hollow of the body transform the faithful replica of a particular individual into an archetypal human vessel, holding the traces of inner life, time, place and history.
My desire is to “write” a three dimensional poem to both the fragile physical body and the intangible world of our inner existence. I translate this desire into ceramic sculpture through the use of faithfully replicated, life-size clay body-casts and fragments. I press theclay into the plaster mold to create ”the shell”, a hollowed out body shape, an empty vessel, which holds the inner self, with its personal and universal history. The scripts imprinted on the interior walls of the shell, acquire symbolic and metaphoric dimensions, becoming a palimpsest of the entire human existence. While most of my works are made in clay, I make use of other materials and techniques and combine drawing and photography in my installations. I want to synthesize two-dimensional and three-dimensional vocabularies into a visual language charged with meaning, which directs theviewers to sense their location, both within and without.”
Arina Ailincai is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC) and the recipient of prestigious awards. Her works exist in many private collections in Canada, United States and Europe as well as in museums such as: Toronto Gardiner Museum of Ceramics, Yingge Ceramic Museum in Taiwan, Incheon World Ceramic Center in South Korea, Sevres Ceramic Museum in France, the Art Museum in Ankara, International Ceramics Research Center in Denmark, Ceramic Museum in Hungary and museums in Romania. Photos of work and list of participations at http://www.arinaailincai.ro.
For details or a preview, contact Miki Farcas, email@example.com.