Charles Ledray – Miniature poetry of material

charles ledray: bass museum of art (april 27, 2012 – august 12, 2012)

Tiny suits, miniature ceramic vessels in towering vitrines, hand-embroidered baseball caps, Charles LeDray’s work is a poetry of material, scale, and cultural resonance rich with history and emotion. Well known for his exquisitely crafted objects, working in a range of materials from fabric to human bone, LeDray’s work touches on loss, pathos, and absence. These objects, each exquisite in their separate ways, are also meticulously made by hand, bringing awe to our experience of them, each object virtually singing or humming from beneath the crushing conceptual weight of the immense labor involved in their own creation.

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