November 4th – November 20th , 2016
Angelique Bricker is an artist based out of Ashville, NC. She received her BFA from Colorado State University. She exhibits nationally in Juried and curated shows, such as: ‘Figuratively Speaking’ at the Brooklyn waterfront Artists Coalition juried by Lilly Wei, critic for both Art in America and Art News magazines; ‘Visions in Clay’ at the J Horton Gallery in Stockton, California juried by Judith Schwartz writer of Confrontational Ceramics; ‘Beyond the Brickyard’ at the Archie Bray Center for Ceramic Arts in Montana, and ‘A Survey of Ceramic Figurative Art’ at the Baltimore Clayworks juried by artist Adrian Arleo. She has been included in multiple publications including Ceramics Monthly magazine and Five Hundred Figures in Clay by Lark Press. Angelique has also been awarded multiple ‘Best in Show’ awards including Ceramics Annual of America in San Francisco juried by Suzanne Baiserman curator at the Oakland Museum of Art. Brickner was the winner of Van Der Plas Gallery’s 2015 open call, Anthology. Her current. Solo exhibition Transparent Barriers: Phobias seeks to palpate the barriers created in intimate relationships by fear.
“Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see …each other in life. Vanity, fear, desire, competition– all such distortions within our own egos– condition our vision of those in relation to us. Add to those distortions to our own egos the corresponding distortions in the egos of others, and you see how cloudy the glass must become through which we look at each other. That’s how it is in all living relationships except when there is that rare case of two people who love intensely enough to burn through all those layers of opacity and see each other’s naked hearts.”
― Tennessee Williams
Through these works, I’ve embarked upon a psychological exploration into the profound effect fear can have on our relationships with others as well as our relationship to our selves. These fears become the barriers that block our capacity to know, understand, and connect, and are most potently experienced in our most intimate relationships, but our intimate relationships are but a microcosm of our relationship to the greater world where these same fears divide us and retard our evolution. I am interested in the capacity of the human figure in art to relay and express these various psychological states, and it is my goal to have these compositions probe into the various psychological responses of the human experience to the fears that determine so much about our perceptions of what is true. I am fascinated by the impact our fears have on our inability to ‘see’ others and ourselves clearly…