Featuring vessels by Jennifer King and paintings by Gyan Shrosbree, the Boston South End-based LaiSun Keane Gallery will present the exhibition “Lashing Out” from June 2 through July 16.
This pairing of rich narrative styles relates a strong sense of female empowerment. In a recent conversation, Keane remarked that she finds it interesting to explore contrasts spark- ing a synergy of dialogue, a potential that she recognized with these two artists that caused her to develop this show.
“When I planned this exhibition, my goal was to showcase 2D and 3D artworks by women artists,” Keane said. “I was thrilled to discover Jennifer King on Instagram and learn that she and I share common friends in California’s ceramics field. Artist Gyan Shrosbree was recommended to me by an artist I was working with, Susan Metrican. I was impressed by the way [each] used color and materials to explore themes of femininity, gender stereotypes and domesticity.”
Regarding the visual relationships between the artists’ vocabularies featured in “Lashing Out,” Keane said, “Together, their work creates a powerful display that tells unique and uni- versal stories. Gyan’s large-scale pieces demand the viewer’s attention, while Jennifer’s intimate vessels invite contempla- tion.” She added, “These two artists work with materials that bridge the gap between craft and fine art. They no longer need to negotiate whether their work qualifies as fine art, as they create with a freedom that the previous generation of women might not have experienced.”