Chris Antemann : Let Them Eat Cake
Nov 10 – Dec 31, 2011
Robischon Gallery presents "Let Them Eat Cake," twenty photographs highlighting sculptor Chris Antemann's porcelain figurines as the irreverent narrative source for a collaborative series with photographer Kendrick Moholt. Antemann's diminutive rococo, figural vignettes of pleasure and decadence are passionate tableaus of feasting - abandoned drinking, dining and trysting - with each personality on display under the discreet surveillance of their fellow revelers. Inspired by 18th to 19th century porcelain figures and meticulously crafted into smart, contemporary-minded porcelain parodies on desire, the romantic images often reveal an edgier view as they desregard tradition and expose society's joyful cistern of indiscretion.
Chris Antemann received a BFA from Indiana University in Pennsylvania and an MFA from the University of Minnesota. She was awarded 2010 First Place for the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant for artists working in sculpture or ceramic sculpture. Her work is in numerous public and private collections including The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, 21C Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, KAMM Teapot Foundation, Sparta, North Carolina and was an artist-in-residence at The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana, Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute, Jingdezhen, China and at the Meissen porcelain factory in Meissen, Germany.