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Three Folwell Potters in New York


From: Woody Duncan (wduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Oct 10 2003 - 12:58:04 PDT

Forwarded by Woody in KC

Greetings from New York,

It's almost that time! The Decidedly Diva exhibit with Jody, Polly Rose and
Susan Folwell is opening tomorrow, Saturday, October 11 at 4 p.m.
Images of
the new works will be available for viewing in the "Exhibitions" section of
the website (top left), tomorrow afternoon or possibly tonight, if time
permits. Details on the pieces will be available around 3:30. If you have
questions before then please call or e-mail the gallery. If you have
interest in a particular piece, please request that it be held for you. The
website is <>

The works that the Folwell's created for this show represent some of their
most ambitious and most personal. Indeed, no matter what your collecting
style is, a piece from this exhibit will resonate with you forever. The
pieces may refuse to "blend" in, but this is the mark of a solid, original
work of art that does not reproduce or stylize anything but itself. And the
piece is going to be as personal to you as it is to the artist, a connection
that is not always available to collectors. The piece is more than an
object, more than something to match your decorating motif, more than a
reminder of a certain region - it is an artpiece that stands on it's own.
It's form, design, or statement may be what moves you, but you can be sure
that you have been intimately moved by and involved with the piece. I hope
that you find your piece, or that it finds you.

Most of the pieces are unlike anything you may have seen by them until very
recently, yet they are distinctly Folwell. They are beautiful, caustic,
hilarious, satirical and especially narrative. Some of the pieces are
significant political works focusing on both national and tribal politics.
As you will see, the many of the tribal political works speak to universal
conflicts and hypocricies. Others experiment with medium, resulting in
strikingly bold or attractive pieces. A few play with the very notion of
what a "pot" can be or should be, resulting in major art works, clay
sculptures really, that I would first call uncanny and ethereal visually,
because they are so moving. They are technical feats as well, a nod to the
expertise of the artists.

I am certain that you will enjoy viewing the exhibit and welcome your
questions. Many of the pieces have a very specific meaning and context, I
hope to have that information available when the pottery details are posted
around 3 tomorrow afternoon.

I look forward to hearing from you this weekend and to your comments and

Modo Gallery
506 Warren Street
Hudson, New York 12534

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