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Angel Oloshove, The Feminine Mystique, 2015, clay, glaze, 10 1/2 × 7 × 4".

Angel Oloshove

Art Palace

Angel Oloshove, The Feminine Mystique, 2015, clay, glaze, 10 1/2 × 7 × 4".

On her blog, Angel Oloshove describes her ceramic vessels and sculptures as “babes” and “cuties” (as in “new cuties,” and “I just got these babes fresh out of the kiln”)—and these terms of endearment couldn’t be more apt. Indeed, guilelessness suffuses the eight humble works that were on display in Oloshove’s first solo presentation at Art Palace. Striated with multicolored glazes that blend and bleed in an ombre pattern rather than define and delineate, sculptures such as Soft Fuzz, 2014, and Arc of Jah, 2015, are pillowy and fetchingly awkward. A curvaceous warmth renders these diminutive works—none standing taller than a foot—convivial, while also making plain the artist’s debt to the early work of Ken Price and Judy Chicago. Prior to this exhibition, Oloshove exhibited similarly painted matte works emblazoned with slick-glazed phrases like STAY WET and THE BODY,

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