Born into a family of fashion designers, Susan Kadish was introduced to form and aesthetics at an early age. After attending the Fashion Institute of Technology, Kadish discovered that her true passion lay in sculpting marble, clay, and metal rather than working with fabric or creating wearable art. She developed her alabaster and marble sculpting techniques in Italy and her Long Island studio, more recently shifting to clay.
With the transition in medium came a shift to new influences. Kadish began exploring saggar and raku firing techniques, incorporating metal, horsehair, beads, and rope into her work. Kadish sees her sculptures as a synthesis of ancient cultures paired with a New York influence. “I believe that these multifaceted influences are like nutritious offerings,” Kadish says, “enabling me to explore my own art and find my voice, my center.” Kadish’s experience with traditional firing methods has led to elegantly patterned ceramics in gorgeous, understated tones. “My life is my art,” Kadish says. “The life of creativity in the materials I find from earth, sun, and fire—the nature of life.”
The Fire Within begins April 25, 2017 and runs through May 16, 2017 with an opening reception on April 27 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.
Exhibition Dates: April 25, 2017 – May 16, 2017
Reception: Thursday, April 27, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Susan_Kadish.aspx
About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.
Image: Susan Kadish,60,Stoneware,26”x17”