Agnes Pot 3
Graphite on Cast Handmade Paper and Cedar shelf
10.5 x 7.5 x 4.25
Charmaine Ortiz is a visual artist based out of Carolina Beach, North Carolina. She received the Combined Honors Fellowship earning her MFA in Painting and an MA in Art History from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has earned fellowships and residency grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, among others. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally.
Drawing has the optimal ability to blur and collapse boundaries between fields by functioning within a multitude of disciplines simultaneously. I work with drawing and challenge its capabilities through varied fields and applications, including object making. By working on paper I maintain the historical apparatus specific to drawing while setting up new contrasts and formal problems. The Agnes Pot Series explores paper as an object of drawing through cast paper forms, while using formal cues to Agnes Martin's early line paintings. In technique these three dimensional vase drawings borrow from ceramic casting processes to acquire a mold, papermaking, and two dimensional drawing techniques.