Houston, TX, November 02, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- About The Artist: Well-known Dallas artist Lucrecia Waggoner, raised in Mexico City, discovered ceramics at the age of 7 while taking an arts and crafts course at the Museo de Antrpologia. She followed her passions to Europe and Asia where she enrolled in ceramics classes and continued her studies at Parson School of Design in New York.
Waggoner’s work moves beyond the confines of functional pottery. Her careful craftsmanship, and ornamental detail has led her to create beautiful wall sculptures that are purely aesthetic. Using a potter’s wheel to build clay into delicate vessels, she has transformed porcelain into a sophisticated fine art form. Her works are shown internationally and acquired in various private, public and corporate collections.
Waggoner’s installations are multidimensional, and present intricately mapped forms derived from nature. Ranging from one piece to several hundred, the installations are composed of one-of-a-kind ceramic vessels. For the new collection, Waggoner chose the bold simplicity of a black and white color palette to give her work a new edge. While her inspiration is still deeply rooted in organic forms and natural elements – flowers, butterflies, trees, rivers – this series is meant to express a more contemporary perspective. There is a freshness to this collection, with bold color and form and the mixture of disparate media. Continuing to utilize precious metal leafing in 22K gold and palladium, and the natural element of wood, this exhibition represents the next step and Waggoner’s creative expression.
About Laura Rathe Fine Art
With over 25 years of experience in the art industry, gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer. She established the Laura Rathe Fine Art gallery in 1998 in Houston, Texas, located in Upper Kirby at 2707 Colquitt Street on Gallery Row. In February 2013, the gallery expanded and opened a second location in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere arts district destination. This September, LRFA expanded again with a third location in the heart of Uptown Houston, located at 1700 Post Oak Blvd in 1 BLVD Place.
Since the gallery’s inception, Laura Rathe Fine Art has become reputable for representing and featuring established, mid-career contemporary artists, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate and museum collections. Various clientele and collections include BBVA Compass, HKS Architects Headquarters, CBRE, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UTSW Hospital and Halliburton.
For additional information, details or to schedule an interview, please contact 713.527.7700.
Laura Rathe, Owner Laura@LauraRathe.com
Hannah, Director Hannah@LauraRathe.com
Casey Baden, Associate Director Casey@LauraRathe.com