Dirk Staschke, "Plethora," mixed media and ceramic, 2009.
BRENDAN TANG AND DIRK STASCHKE
January 7 to 30, 2010, Gallery Jones, Vancouver
Exhibiting in a two-man show at Vancouver’s Gallery Jones, both Brendan Tang and Dirk Staschke are working in the same element — pushing the tradition of fine ceramics as far as they can. Beginning with delicate, detailed, baroque and Asian-looking figurines, they aggressively modernize their objects to bring them firmly into the 20th century, encrusted with kitsch, excessively layered and repurposed into representing the overkill of consumer culture. Work by Tang and Staschke will be at Gallery Jones January 7 to 30.