Open Until
September 20

Works by
Jamie Bates Sloan

Dual Show

Jamie Bates Sloan & Stuart Asprey

Licks

Works by
Stuart Asprey

Licks
Jamie Bates Slone & Stuart Asprey

Works by Jamie Bates Sloan

A Statement on Criminal Reform

Jamie Bates Slone

From Jamie Bates Slone: My current work is a cerebral exploration of my identity and mental state. I choose to sculpt the body in all its operations, using scale, vignette, and surface to encourage the viewer to further confront their own psyche and presumptions. By addressing subjects like mental health, sexuality, and gender, I create work that resonates universally while simultaneously reflecting my own unique experiences.

 

In my studio practice, anxieties and revelations materialize through clay. Both sculptural and functional, the objects I create continuously evolve as I further explore the complexities of the human condition and the more “private” aspects of my own identity.

 

I see my work as a cathartic self-portrait that is ever-changing as I physically and mentally evolve. My art practice is as crucial to my mental well-being as medication and therapy. It works as an outlet enabling me to communicate thoughts and feelings I had previously felt compelled to hide.

From Stuart Aubrey:

My artwork uses ornamentation and narrative as artistic allies in the creation of VOCOs (Vessel Oriented Ceramic Objects).  These objects are graphic clay canvases that question our past actions, events and people.  They can be irreverently witty, gut wrenchingly serious, or filled with parody.  They use history for arsenal: our folklore, politics, science, human geography, and most importantly, our popular culture.

 

I prefer to surround myself with the weird, the funny and the uglier side of life. No matter what lines the intent and content crosses, I am drawn toward precision and details.

 

The work I make survives in a place where art can still tap into your inner youth.  I make the type of art that a child would create if they had the beliefs, opinions, skill sets and actually possessed the abilities (either mentally, physically or financially) to accomplish their objectives.

Cannabis reform is an obvious next step in relieving the stigma surrounding the use of marijuana. It is a stigma rooted in systemic injustice and racism. With many states legalizing medical and recreational use of cannabis, the absurdity of those still serving time for these non-offenses is undeniable. I am happy to contribute to Shape Theory Collective in helping ensure the freedom of those who are and have been unjustly incarcerated.

THIS ARTIST HAS ELECTED TO CREATE WORKS EXCLUSIVELY FOR SHAPE THEORY COLLECTIVE.

A PORTION OF EACH SALE DIRECTLY SUPPORTS CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

Licks
Jamie Bates Slone & Stuart Asprey

Works by Stuart Asprey

A Statement on Criminal Reform

Stuart Asprey

I applaud the Shape Theory Collective’s efforts to “see differently”, to engage in conversations that allow us to progress into a more aware society, and to help individuals who are wrongfully prisoned for non-violent cannabis-related crimes.  In a world filled with so many problems, this is one we can solve.  No one should serve time for possession of a small amount of pot and there are still people incarcerated for this crime.  Let’s get the last ones out soon and so we can move on to discussions about the future, not the past.

THIS ARTIST HAS ELECTED TO CREATE WORKS EXCLUSIVELY FOR SHAPE THEORY COLLECTIVE.

A PORTION OF EACH SALE DIRECTLY SUPPORTS CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM