Stephanie Kantor's work explores the paradoxical aspects of culture, both expansive and local. She samples at will, an arbitrary collection of misinterpretations, gentrifying foreign cultures. Kantor makes large scale, sculptural ceramic pots and places them within created environments, transporting the viewer to an alternate reality. She utilizes ornamentation and decoration to create a facade of culture, where her objects speak to multiplicity, cultural diversity, and artifice. Kantor (b. 1985, Pittsburgh, PA, USA) holds an MFA in Ceramics from University of Colorado Boulder and BFA from Penn State University. Kantor has show nationally at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Pargraph Gallery, The Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, Belger Crane Yard Studios, and Leedy Voulkous.
Tier pot, 2014, earthenware, glaze — View detail
peony pot, 2015, earthenware, glaze — View detail
Something about blending in, 2014, earthenware, glaze, poplar, wood stain, found carpet, house paint, hand made shim — View detail
Some things in common, 2014, earthenware, glaze, poplar, wood stain, found carpets, house paint, concrete block — View detail
Red pot, 2014, earthenware, glaze — View detail
Two sisters, 2015, earthenware, glaze, plywood, house paint — View detail
Money wash, 2015, earthenware, glaze, plywood, house paint, hand pinched terra cotta coins, spray paint, luster — View detail