a shovel a shovel (solo exhibition by Alix Brodeur) opens January 10
Opening Reception with the artist: Saturday, January 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Brodeur enjoys working with a restrained vocabulary of strong, spare forms and exhausting their permutations. She finds pleasure in the systematic arrangement of objects, collections of shapes, and explorations of line. "Order is way underrated,"
Wally Bivins, executive director of Pottery Northwest, is a fan of her work.
"I love the way Alix's work gives you this first impression of minimalism and then quickly engages you on another level. You really start to appreciate the sophistication of form and the process that allowed her to deliver something so complete, satisfying and still ... unique. It's rare in ceramics to see a form you are not familiar with realized so successfully."
Brodeur has been working in clay for the past nine years. Her work is primarily wood-fired. She is an active member of the wood-fire community of artists and has participated in several shows, conferences and events, including the 2nd European Woodfire Conference in Denmark.