NATHAN CRAVEN "MYRIAD BROWN"
“Most of my work is based on ceramics as a building material, specifically the brick, which has always been used for construction. Constructing porous walls and floors with my own versions of “bricks” I aim to define and clarify space in ways that draw attention to these otherwise unnoticed elements as well as to the spaces in which we dwell.
“Myriad Brown basically refers to the colour scheme which features different shades of brown. And since it will be shown in a new location it will be arranged differently in response to its environment. A new configuration usually calls for a new title as it is no longer, and never will be, the same piece twice.
“Myriad Brown is one half of a larger piece created last summer. Both pieces have been travelling separately around the world and will probably be united some time next year in yet another place and configuration. The work has a life and changes throughout that cycle. It is created, reconfigured, subtracted from, added to, re-glazed and re-show.”
JOYCE GALLERY BEIJING
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