Caroline Earley

My work is informed by ideas of sameness and polarity. I explore formal and conceptual correlations through the shifting interplay of ceramic form, appendage and surface. I work in series to examine the relationships between ceramic form, human bodies and microscopic life. The physicality of form, and the ways in which objects occupy and conform to space, gravity and other objects inform both baking and conceptual approaches. Brightly colored or satin white, curvilinear forms are assembled from elemental shapes, creating both tension and dialog between relational elements. The works aim to evoke a sense of the familiar and the absurd as they queer the formalist art object and upend viewer’s expectations of ceramics and aesthetic form.