Gallery Room

Ceramics Play Game by Benesis Belanger

You might describe this Brooklyn sculptor’s solo début as funny-pages Surrealism, as her unglazed but richly pigmented ceramics play games with everyday objects. A four-foot stick of gum leans against a wall in “Big Yummy”; in “Dog in Heels,” an extra-long frankfurter nestles into a wedge-heeled woman’s shoe. Crumpled cigarettes, slumping drinking straws, misplaced body parts, and a series of oversized stoneware matches (titled “Burn-Out”) allude to addiction, unexpressed anguish, and sexual dysfunction. The contrast between the works’ sharp lines and their matte surfaces is half icon and half emoji. The standout is a stomach-shaped vase, titled “Pieta,” sprouting two sets of fingertips—the better to hold a bunch of porcelain bananas.

Will Heinrich, The New Yorker


NADA NY 2018 Booth 3.15

March 8 - 11, 2018
Skylight Clarkson Square 550
Washington Street
New York, NY 10014

60 - 40 56th Drive
Maspeth, NY 11378