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Casey Chen: Lazy Dynamite

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Casey Chen: Lazy Dynamite

Sat 20 February - Mon 5 April

Free entry

Emerging Sydney-based ceramic artist Casey Chen’s practice references historical illustrations from an eclectic mix of folklore, mythology and pop culture. For the National Art School 2020 Grad Show, Chen drew upon imagery and motifs from the archetypal tales of the four great classic novels of Chinese literature: Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Journey to the West, Water Margin and Dream of the Red Chamber. His resulting works are both a self-exploration and an homage to the rich and enduring history of Chinese porcelain craft and Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints. Blending childhood nostalgia with long-standing East Asian ceramic traditions, Chen applies his imagery to hand-thrown plates and vases, which are then fused with geometric patterns from traditional craft and contemporary perspectivve. The exhibition title Lazy Dynamite refers to the fickle nature of ceramics and the process between the periods of feverish making and the slow times in between. Chen graduated from the National Art School in Sydney last December with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree majoring in ceramics, and was the recipient of the annual Harvey Galleries National Art School Exhibition award. A BRAG Foyer Exhibition. Casey Chen, Forty Rounds between Mountain and Sea 2020, glazed stoneware, underglaze and enamels, 33 x 33 x 8 cm, Private collection


Sat 20 February
Mon 5 April
Free entry
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Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG)
02 6333 6555


Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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