Not yet but soon, 3/2/18 - 4/1/18
NOT YET BUT SOON was a solo exhibition by Denver based artist Stephanie Kantor, Bunker Projects’ first ceramic artist-in-residence whose exhibit ran in tandem with The 52nd Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). The exhibition reinterprets idiosyncratic collections and family heirlooms found in Kantor’s childhood home through ceramic sculpture, paper mache furniture, paintings, drawings, and found objects. The exhibit will work with the gallery’s domestic architecture to present an installation that acts as a visual portrait of home through playful and whimsical interpretations of multi-generational objects.
Not Yet But Soon confronts ideas related to collections, inheritance versus obligation, attachment and detachment, nostalgia, bearers of memory, and objects of sentiment. Through exploring these objects, both the relationships between the made and the original are altered creating a new space for these reinterpreted objects to exist.
STEPHANIE KANTOR is an installation artist working within varying mediums including ceramics, furniture, textiles, and painting. Her work explores the paradoxical aspects of culture, both expansive and local. Her objects manifest in sculptural ceramics that are often placed within created environments, transporting the viewer to an alternative reality. She utilizes ornamentation and decoration to create a facade of culture, where her objects speak to multiplicity, diversity, and artifice.
Kantor was born in Pittsburgh, PA but is currently based out of Denver, CO. She received her BFA from Penn State University and MFA from University of Colorado Boulder. She is currently an artist-in-residence at RedLine Contemporary Arts Center and teaches adjunct at local colleges in Denver.