Leora Brecher

Ceramics/Sculpture + 3D

 

Contact Information

tel: 267-312-1120
e-mail: Leora Brecher
www.LeoraBrecher.com

Muse Gallery
52 North Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Please contact artist or gallery for purchases, commissions, etc.

Artist Statement

I draw my inspiration from nature and the human figure. I am fascinated by the grand and intimate in nature: ice and rock formations, stones and shards, bones and fossils. I am equally drawn to the human figure: its unity and complexity of form, its energy and grace in movement.

I am intrigued by the dualities ever present in life, two opposing entities which form a whole. While focusing on the flow of energy within each piece, I attempt to explore and reveal the dynamic tension between simplicity and complexity, movement and stasis, turmoil and tranquility, light and shadow.

To this end, I work in white clay, coiled and carved, bare and burnished, in order to highlight the contrast between light and shadow and reveal the purity, simplicity and tranquility inherent in each piece as well as its complexity and vitality.

Professional Experience

1988 – 2006
Ceramics Faculty, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2017
Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Dualities in Perspective, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2016
Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Sculpture, New Hope, PA

2015
Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, TX

2013
Sculpture, New Hope, PA

7th Teapots! Invitational , Morgan Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2012
The Teapot Redefined, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Texas Teapot Tournament, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX

Craft Spoken Here, PMA Gallery Shop, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Philadelphia Int. Airport Invitational, Philadelphia, PA

American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL

Craft New York, New York, NY

ACC Baltimore Craft Show, Baltimore, MD

2010
4th Teapots! Invitational, Morgan Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2009
Clay National, Burton gallery, Surf City, NJ

70th Anniversary Invitational, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

Annual Ceramics Invitational, Beatrice Wood, Ojai, CA

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Juried Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Smithsonian Craft Show, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Living With Art, Main Line Art Center Haverford, PA

“Three Women” Exhibit, The Future Perfect, Brooklyn, NY

Washington Craft Show, Washington, D.C.

2006
Central Conn. State University Invitational, New Britain, CN

Art of the State, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

2005
Art of the State, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

2004
Langman Invitational Teapot Exhibit, Willow Grove, PA

1989
American Clay Artists, Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA

1988
Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Education

1974
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
BA, Philosophy

1976 – 1979
Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Israel
Ceramics

Awards and Honors

2016
Best in Show Ceramics, Sculpture New Hope, PA

2012
Best in Show Purchase Award, Texas Teapot Tournament, 18 Hands Gallery, TX

2005/2006
Art of the State, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

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