form & concept is thrilled to announce representation of Jami Porter Lara, a conceptual artist whose work spans printmaking, sculpture and installation. Porter Lara’s debut at form & concept comes at an auspicious moment in her career, closely following a major acquisition by the Smithsonian Institution and solo exhibition in New York City. The artist will give a talk beginning at 6:15pm.
“The ceramic vessels on display ask the question of whether its possible to separate the artificial, which is how we think of the plastic bottle, from the technological [and] from the human. Are these things actually in separate spheres?” says Jami Porter Lara. Noting that the plastic bottle is often a container for human pessimism about ourselves as a species, the artist wonders “if we could actually see some aspect of our creativity in it? What if we could drag it a little bit closer to something natural or beautiful? Does that create space for us to see ourselves in a slightly different light?”