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Tony Marsh @Hedge Gallery

Monday, 05 November 2012 11:33

Tony Marsh shared twelve new works with a very sophisticated financial district crowd last Thursday night @Hedge Gallery. Guests were immediately greeted with wine and hors d'oeuvres (which were very good, by the way) into the brightly lit space that seemed to be glowing from the street. The space is large, so there was room for guests, and there were quite a few who seemed to be enjoying themselves, including a little ballerina.

The show is comprised of twelve ceramic works presented on tables that resemble those used in a ceramic studio, with a finish quality like fine furniture. The front table has eight large pieces which resemble baskets full of smaller forms, all of which is made of the same ceramic material. Some are perforated and monochrome, others more solid and colorful, but all have the delicacy of ceramic work. The rear table holds several more pieces, most of which are cylindrical forms with additions extending from all sides. The only solitary piece in the show is displayed on the floor in front of a floor-length window, inviting viewers from the street to come inside the gallery.

Overall, the work is very fancy, high-quality, and collectable. I have no doubt that Marsh made a few sales and will continue to do so until the show closes on January 5th. This is a formal exhibition and is worth the trip up the hill to Pacific Avenue, and with all the little restaurants in the neighborhood, I may have to make it back there myself, but this time, make an evening of it.


Words and photos: Rachel Ralph ~ rachel(at)fecalface.com


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