Art at its best, surprises, inspires and provokes. Ehren Tool's exhibition at CAFAM does that. One doesn't usually think of the cup as a canvas, but Tool's impressive handling of the material re-frames the mundane into something moving.
Text and Photos by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Jillian Steinhauer
Published: 19 June 2012, Hyperallergic
|Ehren Tool, “One of Thousands” (2011–12), glazed stoneware with ceramic decals (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic unless otherwise noted)|
In his first solo exhibition, Ehren Tool: Production or Destruction, ceramist and former US Marine, Ehren Tool, is exhibiting a thousand uniquely crafted cups decorated with ceramic decals of soldiers’ photos, propaganda and sculptural reliefs shaped like medals and bombs. Glazed in varying colors — watery reds, moss greens, grays, murky blues — the cups line the walls of the Craft and Folk Art Museum’s second floor gallery like soldiers standing at attention, a little rough around the edges. [read more]