Mon, Jul 3, 2017 10:00AM EDT - Fri, Jul 21, 2017 12:30PM EDT
Oslo | Philadelphia | Honefoss, Norway
Dish No. 3, 2012. Slip painted earthenware. 70 cm. Value $2,800. Gift of the artist. Courtesy Clay Studio, Philadelphia. Photographer: Siri Berrefjord.
Marit Tingleff, b.1954, Norway, draws inspiration from functional objects, but her ceramic objects do not invite function. Life is her greatest inspiration, things that happen everyday, objects that she holds in her hand. It's funny how often we hear statements like this from artists. But perhaps, Tingleff's approach is more or less Duchampian than other artists and crafters. She makes functional objects, often painting them with lead glaze so that they cannot be used to store or serve food. The whole idea to begin with is the essence of Duchampo, everyday objects as art. This dishe is large (although they seem like saucers alongside her six foot platters), a continuation or paraphrasing from Tingleff's big plate-rack-work from 2011. This dish can be seen as the night sky (please see lot #38 for the day sky) or blue landscapes that are ever shifting. To learn more about this artist please visit cfileonline.org.