March 31- May 12 Studio Stills: Jaime Normand & Nicholas Newcomb March 28 2018

March 31 ­through May 12, 2018
Opening reception: Sat. March 31, 5-7 pm

Saratoga Clay Arts Center
Schacht Gallery
167 Hayes Rd
Schuylerville, NY 12871

Jaime Normand & Nicholas Newcomb

To an outsider, the day to day activities of a ceramics production studio look chaotic and overwhelming. But to painter Jaime Normand there is a stillness and poetry worth exploring.   As assistant to ceramicist Nicholas Newcomb, Jaime photographed and painted images of stacks of vases and piles of plates waiting their turn to be glazed, trimmed and fired in the studio kilns. Her expressive brushwork and bold choices of color inspired Nicholas to examine the same stacks of pottery, but from a sculptural point of view.  By playing off one another in their work, Jaime and Nicholas invite the viewer to take a pause from the busy day to day and appreciate the beauty and stillness within the chaos.