Ceramicist Michele Quan has crafted a new collection of wall ornaments/plaques, created exclusively for ESQUELETO Los Angeles. Quan refers to the stoneware plaques, which are hand built and painted in her Brooklyn studio, as “portals,” as they are meant to be physical representations of an experience in the form of symbols that are drawn from her growing vocabulary of images. The first collection was made for and recently launched at the store of The Whitney Museum in NYC. Here she turns her focus to the beauty of the West Coast and the imagery that overlaps with the vision of Lauren Wolf’s ESQUELETO.
No two pieces are alike in shape or motifs, and available in sizes from extra small ($115) to large ($325). Each plaque is signed by the artist, hung from a hemp rope and sold with a hand-wrought iron nail.
10% of sales from the show will go to LA Family Home, and organization battling homelessness in Los Angeles county by providing both transitional and permanent housing solutions and linking the homeless population to vital support services. www.lafh.org