December 2 - December 30, 2011
Howard Yezerski Gallery is pleased to present a small exhibition of ceramics by artist Paul Heroux. Using a combination of slab and coil building techniques, Heroux creates sleek, elegant ceramic vessels, which come alive with their painterly surfaces. Trained as a painter, Heroux approaches his stoneware pieces as a three dimensional canvas. Combining a mixture of figurative and non-figurative imagery with matte and shiny glazes, Heroux builds up the surfaces of his vessels to create tactile and dynamic works. Drawing loosely from nature as inspiration for the forms of the vessels and their glazing, each piece takes on an organic quality of its own. The durability and functionality of the work is also apparent; they are weighty and useful while simultaneously delicate and beautiful.
Paul Heroux lives and works in Maine and has shown throughout New England and New York and is in public collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA, and the Currier Museum of Art in New Hampshire.