Saturday, 11 February 2012
Rory MacDonald's practice brings ceramics within the realm of public activism.He produced street tags of traditional blue and white Willow pattern during a residency at Medalta in Canada. In r project called Curb Work, he drew attention to the deterioration of curbsides and sidewalks in downtown Regina. Repairing the fissures with exquisitely decorated ceramic patches, his strategic activism highlighted the deterioration but improved the urban streetscape. Kind og like a clay version of British artist 'Moose' who uses urban grime as his medium for stencilling interventions.Thanks to Carole Epp for bringing him to my attention.