Alexis Rago

Alexis Rago: Chaos Contained 7 Sept to 17 Nov 2013, preview 6-8pm, 6 Sept

NCCD unveil new intriguing multi-sensory ceramics exhibition in Roof Gallery on 7 September, with touring option and supporting workshops and talks.

Alexis Rago: Chaos Contained is an intriguing multi-sensory experience. For this solo exhibition, Rago has created brand new large scale ceramic works integrated with other media, such as digital sound and projected imagery. This element is new to his practice and it will form a key part of this exhibition.

Rago starts his sculptural ceramic forms with simple units, which he builds up into complex, intricately textured structures. He references ideas from life science, evolution, anthropology and sacred art, then leaves it open to the viewer to decide what the work might be - perhaps fantastic artificial fossils, ivory carvings and ritualistic objects. His work reaches the edge of what is technically possible in ceramics, and it is often breathtakingly delicate.

To allow the widest possible audience for the exhibition, Chaos Contained is also forming part of the NCCD's touring programme, NCCD On Tour. It will open at the Crafts Study Centre, Farnham on 7 January 2014 continuing until 1 March 2014. In addition, Alexis Rago will be showing elements from the exhibition within the Frequency Digital Festival, which takes place in Lincoln from 18 to 25 October

Workshops will take place to complement and inform the exhibition. Rago himself leads a series of Ceramic Workshops at the NCCD the end of October and beginning of November, and there will be a symposium to debate The Artist and the Scientist - How Similar Are They? Takes at the NCCD on Tuesday 22 November. The NCCD Young Designers will also be exploring themes taken from the exhibition this term. To book or for more information, contact [email protected]


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