|Giorgio Morandi. Still Life of Vases on a Table. Etching. 1931.|
Giorgio Morandi, painter of vessels. Of vases. Of stillness and silence; the settling of dust. Or, as Alistair Sooke puts it, painter of “the dialogue between mute objects, animated by the space between them.”
|Greg Payce. Ebony. Ceramic.|
Greg Payce, sculptor of vessels. Vase is hardly the word for them, though they echo the form. They are almost columns: inverse caryatids. Compelling because of the humanness of both scale and form. Face them or turn sideways, slip between them. Fit into the spaces they have animated; the spaces between.
These objects are anything but mute.
|Greg Payce and his Al Barelli. Ceramic. 2001.|
|Greg Payce. Pantheon. Ceramic. 2004.|