Posted by: Department of Art and Design
The third conversation for the Summer Lecture Series is with artist Julia Haft-Candell.
Julia assembles hand-painted clay fragments, fabric surfaces, and structural wire and rebar to manifest surreal architectures. According to the magazine art ltd., when in the presence of Haft-Candell's fantastical ceramic pieces, the viewer feels as though they are witness to the creation, destruction and rebuilding of large-scale pieces that have been intentionally broken and mended. And Art in America posits that though, scrappy and raw, her work nonetheless has a kind of humble elegance.
Julia received her MFA from California State University, Long Beach. She has shown broadly and has been reviewed in the Los Angeles Times, Art in America, and is an artforum.com critics pick, among others. She is currently a visiting artist in ceramics at Scripps College and Claremont Graduate University.