Opening Saturday March 12, 7 to 10 pm
Ingrid Lilligren teaches at Iowa State University in Ames and is a Southern California ex-patriot. Forty of her “Small Pleasures,” created one a day over the course of one year with dry pastels and eggshells, will be installed in the gallery. When Lilligren began the project that resulted in 243 “Small Pleasures,” she settled on a strict format: a 7” x 7” square with a centered circle of 4½”. By working with limited materials (dry pastel surrounding the circle where the eggshells are contained), she was able to “explore what it would feel like to do the same thing over and over. You get very creative when you limit yourself.”
Pomanders: Made after a recent residency in France and a trip to the Fragonard Perfume Museum, these small forms contain a perforated tube that holds herbs and spices. These pieces allow people to experience the scented air contained in the body of the ceramic piece.
The exhibit runs from March 12 – April 2, 2011. Opening reception will be during NELAart.com’s Second Saturday Gallery Night, March 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. After the opening, please make an appointment to see the exhibit 323 254-4565.