Pentimenti Gallery presents “Form over Function”

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Pentimenti Gallery presents “Form over Function”

November 9, 2019 - January 18, 2020

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This winter, Pentimenti Gallery presents an exploration in ceramics featuring the work of three artists for the group exhibition Form over Function. There will be an Opening Reception on November 9th from 5-7pm. The exhibit will run from November 9, 2019 –– January 18, 2020. 

Michael Boroniec’s sculptural objects from his ‘Spatial Spirals’ series begin as wheel-thrown, functional vessels that he then deconstructs. The resulting coils of clay, while still reminiscent of their original form, appear to defy gravity as they seem to unravel and collapse upon themselves. Negative space and interior maker’s marks, once contained within these vessels, are liberated to provide an elevated, delicate grace and movement to a medium generally perceived as hard and heavy.

In her work, Michal Fargo, seeks to explore the notion of authenticity while blurring the lines between imitation and interpretation through the creation of a synthetic, ‘man-made nature’. Her most recent hybridized, rock-like formations incorporate an overlay of velvety, textile fibers that act as a filter to soften sharp, rigid edges while enhancing the their organic silhouette. With these works, she has created lively pieces consisting of rich landscapes that are highly reactive to light and shadow.

Lauren Mabry’s work seeks to both highlight and exploit the intrinsic qualities and process-oriented nature of ceramics. Through calculated experimentation driven by a fascination with color and visual movement, she has created objects that challenge viewers to contemplate the perceived physical state of matter. These ever-dynamic compositions feature rich, vibrant glazes that remain in constant fluctuation between flowing liquids and solid structures.

For all inquiries, please contact Pentimenti Gallery at or +1 215.625.9990.


November 9, 2019
January 18
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Christine Pfister


Pentimenti Gallery
145 N. Second Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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