Tom Phardel: Inner Core Opening Reception

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“INNER-CORE” sculpture & vessel work

With soundscapes by Leah Waldo

Open for the Art X Detroit Gallery Crawl on Sat the 25th from 1-6 before the opening.
Exhibition runs through May 17th

I try to distill universal forms and experiences to their core essence. There are portals exposing hidden interior spaces, surfaces that have acquired a visual language of usage, time and ephemeral translucent elements that transmit only the essential outlines of form and color. These elements tell the human story, a yearning to understand the unknown. The work selected for this show both new and old are all based on the concept of revealing an inner essence of forms, the Inner- Core. I hope the pure love of making objects comes through clearly as well as the need to communicate deeper experiential thoughts within a simplified framework. I want to make work you want to be with as well as look at.

Tom Phardel is the head of Ceramics Department at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.
He has works in the permanent collections of the DIA, The Crocker Art Museum, The Dennos Museum, as well as a mural at the Times Square People Mover Station and is in numerous private collections.
He is the recipient of a National Endowment Grant from the Archie Bray Foundation, a Michigan Council for the Arts Grant, and many awards from the Michigan Ceramics Art Association.
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