Con Relación al Espacio is a body of work based on the work of ceramicist Jeannine Marchand, who uses her own studio as the inspiration for these works, or "a room of one's own." Focusing on architectural openings, these contemplative pieces of framed ceramic folds juxtaposed with sculpture reinterpret windows and doors as points of departure, exploring notions of body and space.
Marchand creates white organic ceramic forms and wall sculptures. Her concepts are a formal response to her estimation of the moment, resulting in monochromatic works refined to achieve a smooth surface, which are sensitive to illumination. It is curiosity that invites her to explore memory and emotions, finding a sensual language in the lights and shadows of malleable white clay.
Jeannine is a Puerto Rican studio ceramicist based in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. She received her BFA from Saint Joseph’s University, where she received the Ellacuria Award from the Latin American Studies Program, and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She was a resident artist at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and a two-year Core Fellow at Penland School of Crafts. In 2009, she received a Cultural Envoy Grant from the U.S. Department of State to teach, present, and jury the National Ceramics and Sculpture Biennial in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Her work has been exhibited nationwide and can be found in the permanent collections of Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, Museo de Ponce de Puerto Rico, and the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art.