Our upcoming March show will feature artist Ben Skiba with his show Adjacent Connections. Show opening is Friday March 2nd from 5 - 9 pm.
The intention of my current work is to create objects that support another object’s instabilities. Through paint, tape, cardboard, wood, and other materials I build supporting relationships for ceramic vessels. Bound quite often by tape, these sculptures shift delicately between one object holding the other, and a mutual embrace.
Ben Skiba was born and raised in a small Northern Wisconsin town bordering Minnesota. Intending to leave college with a degree in the sciences, he ended up spending countless nights sleeping on studio floors and receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Upon graduation he moved to Portland, OR to pursue the yearlong Emerging Artist Mentorship Program at Ash Street Project. Since completing the program he spends his time assisting around the studio at Ash Street Project, working with other artists, creating his own work and showing regularly.
“half notes and stutter steps.” (detail image)
Materials: Ceramic, Tape