Elisa D’Arrigo: Materializing at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York City
Fired ceramic is incapable of movement, yet, Elisa D’Arrigo’s small ceramic sculptures, 10.5 inches tall at most, are all about movement. They could almost be characters from a Pixar movie. From their origin as hand-built cylinders, they sag, fold, lean, twist, bend, bow, bulge, curl, they even seem to shuffle or slither. Nothing about them suggests rigidity or stiffness, except that they manage to hold themselves upright. The forms are anything but still. Their surfaces likewise, are alive with color, busy with dots and flecks.