Our very own Elisabeth Caren, Winner of the 2014 edition of the Young Masters Art Prize, and fellow Young Masters alumni, ceramicists Andrew Deem and Zemer Peled, recently exhibited with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery at Art Palm Springs, California.

Elisabeth Caren’s The Reckless Moment starred as the fair’s catalogue cover, while Human Desire was “SELECTED” and hailed by architect Lance O’Donnel as possessing enough “moodiness to make Edward Hopper jealous!” Art Palm Springs SELECTS gives patrons a new way to navigate the extraordinary work at the fair, highlighting works chosen by noted designers, curators and critics. Caren’s film noir photography series Double Identity can currently be seen in all its glory as part of Standard Vision‘s SV Showcase program in association with Month of Photography LA. The striking exhibition turned installation, features photography by 20 selected artists in a looping, digital-billboard display.

Tacoma-born Royal College of Art graduate Andrew Deem exhibited new works which expand on the traditions and trends of studio pottery. Deem explores pottery’s identity within the modern household, making contemporary objects designed for use and enjoyment. His works are thrown on the potter’s wheel, made in small batches, and finished with fine glazes. By faceting and stretching, Deem renders each piece unique with nonreplicable nuances, cracks, folds and tares. The porcelain sets exhibited at Art Palm Springs draw upon a legacy of minimalist form and seriality, all the while maintaining their potential as domestic objects.

“Highly Commended” Young Masters alumna Zemer Peled exhibited Dusk, a large-scale sculpture composed of thousands of individually fractured porcelain shards. Dusk was also featured by Art Palm Springs SELECTS, with Veronica M. Fernandez, Fine Art Advising Services, describing it as possessing a “beautiful integrity”, and stating: “Art is all about engagement, and this work captures my curiosity. I was even more impressed to learn that the artist is a mere 32 years old. She has one bright future ahead of her!” Peled certainly does. She is currently partaking in the group show Form Over Function, a ceramics exhibition by Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle. This May, Peled embarks on an artist residency with the world renowned Limoges Porcelain Factory.

Artists are invited to apply now to Young Masters Art Prize in 2017. Applications open until 31 March 2017.

Image Credit: Elisabeth Caren, The Reckless Moment, 2016. Chromogenic C-Print, flat black wood shadowbox frame, 40.6 x 61 cm, 16 x 24 in. Edition of 6.

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