Maura Doyle

AVAILABLE WORKS ONSITE ART TORONTO 2021

Double vase (2021) $2,500
Smoke-fired stoneware

Double pot with handle (2021) $2,500
Smoke-fired stoneware

Artist Statement:

The works being presented are part of a series of ceramic smoke-fired pots with double walls that create interior spaces quite different from the exterior walls.

 

Doyle’s process involves an initial bisque firing of her hand built sculptures, which she follows with a smoke-firing. The smoke-firing is achieved with a fire barrel, fueled by wood and assorted incendiary elements such as chips to create a subtle and unique finish. This last step of smoke-firing involves an element of uncertainty as to whether the fragile object will survive.

Doyle’s art practice looks at the division between humans and the natural world or the inanimate world, and even the world beyond earth, the cosmos.

 

“You can’t really be certain that the interior space is actually a reflection of the outside.  I like to think about the interior as being this unfathomable limitless space, and that we can never really know it.”

 

IMAGE: Maura Doyle’s smoke firing process; courtesy of artist.

MORE AVAILABLE WORKS

4 Litre Jug (2015) Smoke-fired stoneware; $3,600

Flask, Late Eastern Chou – Western Han Dynasty China (3rd -1st C) (2015)  Gouache on paper construction: 26.5″ x 18.5” $3600

Vase, Ming Dynasty, China (early 16C) (2015) Gouache on paper construction; 21″ x 21” $3600

Pot Silhouette Jar Unknown Artist (2015) Gouache on paper, maple frame; 30” x 22.5” $4400

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Maura Doyle has a multidisciplinary studio practice in Ottawa / Algonquin Anishinaabeg Aki, which has included video, ceramics, sculpture, writing, printed matter and drawing. She holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and an MFA from the University of Guelph. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally, including at Open Studio (Toronto, 2019), Angus-Hughes Gallery (London, 2018), Dalhousie University Art Gallery (Halifax, 2015), Remo (Osaka, 2006), Power Plant (Toronto, 2005), and White Columns (New York, 2004). Doyle is the recipient of the 2017 K.M. Hunter Award for Visual Art.

www.mauradoyle.ca

CURRICULUM VITAE (Downloadable PDF)

Also visit Maura Doyle’s Artist Page Central Art Garage’s main website.

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