A new exhibition at Candela Gallery of artworks by Tim Roda, called wILD cLAY, explores clay and photography as artistic mediums connected by uncharacteristic utility. The works in this exhibition, which will be on view starting March 6, embrace the functional history of clay as a vessel, making photography and material a means of exploratory documentation.
The vessels in wILD cLAY by Tim Roda function as clay cameras, while also existing as fragile, earthen material and crudely created domestic ecosystems. The resulting pinhole cameras and large scale photographs present questions about freedom and responsibility, raised by curiosity and ingenuity, with regard to our constructed and natural environments.
Roda, a New York- based artist and art instructor at Molloy College, has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. He is known for his black and white photographs that document the family. Roda has received several awards for his work, most notably a Fulbright Award to Italy. He is also the 2012 recipient of the Kennedy Family Fellowship at the University of South Florida, Tampa.
wILD cLAY will be on view through April 18 at Candela Gallery.