Traits and Cutting Edges

Traits and Cutting Edges, porcelain, wood, heat-shrink tubing, 14" x 9" x 5.5", 2012

Christine Rebhuhn was a Resident Artist at The Ceramics Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 2010. She received a B.A. from Kalamazoo College in 2011 in art and psychology. Christine has done post-baccalaureate work in ceramics at the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth and Colorado State University. She currently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, and is applying for MFA programs this year.

In her words:

"This body of work explores the affective rhythms that lay active beyond our immediate ability to perceive. I begin to assemble certain types of objects based on their connectivity to real experience, through a visceral character that resonates with known sensations. A composition unfolds out of three distinct qualities: fleshy softness, crispness of line, and a substructure to support a specific encounter. Volumes fold in on themselves as a visual mapping of withdrawal, at an interface with stillness and simplicity. 

In my work I am interested in an overlay that happens within this particular language of form. A certain fluidity is activated when lines are connected, objects are layered, and strata bind disparate things together. Perceived reality is disembodied through the process of making objects and configuring them, and a new phenomenological image of experience begins to emerge."

Christine Rebhuhn's website

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