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  • Woody De Othello, Closed Reflection, 2021, ceramic, glaze, red oak. Installation view.

    Woody De Othello, Closed Reflection, 2021, ceramic, glaze, red oak. Installation view.

    Woody De Othello

    John Michael Kohler Arts Center

    For his solo exhibition “Hope Omens,” Woody De Othello has transformed John Michael Kohler’s Victorian Italianate parlor home into a sensuous, colorful sanctuary. Seventeen vessels displayed on custom pedestals—almost all ceramic—are installed across six rooms with brightly painted walls: the first a French blue and the rest a glowing marigold. The sculptures are anthropomorphic forms featuring a smattering of bodily appendages. Othello made them from molds he produced during his Kohler Arts Center arts/industry pottery residency, which provided him unusual access to the industrial-scale kilns

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