• Nathalie Khayat, Untitled, 2015, unglazed porcelain, 22 7/8 × 13 3/8 × 13 3/8".

    Nathalie Khayat

    Agial Art Gallery

    Nathalie Khayat’s exhibition “The Eye Above the Well” featured twenty-seven porcelain and stoneware vessels that were all roughly the size of a person’s torso. Eleven of them were displayed together on a low platform. The rest were placed on waist-high pedestals throughout the space. The effect was sculptural, or rather statuesque—as if one were regarding figurative presences rather than vases. What’s more, every single one of these bodies was damaged in some way: cracked, folded, knotted, torn, punctured, seemingly sutured, or halfway collapsed.

    Khayat, who makes both functional design

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