Anthony Tammaro: Super Unnatural
October 1 – 30, 2010
In correlation with DesignPhiladelphia 2010, Wexler Gallery proudly presents Supernatural, exhibition of vessel forms by cutting edge designer Anthony Tammaro. The exhibition will take place on the second floor of the gallery and will run October 1 – 30, 2010.
Anthony Tammaro’s most recent body of work explores the technique of slip casting porcelain clay and multiple object production while questioning the sustainability of society’s dependency on disposable plastic containers.
In this series, the artist combines disparate component clay parts to create hybrid creatures of containment while usurping the notion of usability. According to the artist, “they are slightly recognizable ghosts of their original forms which make reference to a function not yet defined. I am challenging the idea of products designed to serve society for a short period of time and then cast off to a waste land where no value is placed on form or previous function.”
Tammaro earned an MFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Pennsylvania and a BFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Consistently exhibiting work at galleries on a national level, Tammaro also acts as a consultant for several innovative design companies. His jewelry work has been reviewed by international publications including ELLE Magazine. He presently lives and works in Conshohocken, PA.