Jury Smith’s ceramic sculpture is quiet and unassuming; she works with volume and color constructing large forms finished with a subdued glaze color pallet. Her attention to surface is minimal, based on observations within the physical world. The pieces dominate the exhibition space with a reserved presence.Smith uses her glazes as an image-making material, while still considering the glaze attributes of sheen and texture. In her “Grey Series”, she uses perspective by way of horizon or water lines, to activate a point of departure. Her “Color Series” uses colors to explore the interaction between color and function. When placed on a ceramic form, she sees these colors as more clearly revealing function.
Jury Smith’s exhibition “white-out” will open at Plinth Gallery First Friday August 1 2014 from 6-9pm.The exhibition runs until September 26 2014