530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Nora Pineda
Spectrum Miami
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY

  • Chica in Swirls   Chica in Swirls
    Ceramic
    3.5" x 6" x 6"
    Nora Pineda

  • Duenas de la Olla - 2   Duenas de la Olla - 2
    Stoneware
    16" x 19"
    Nora Pineda

  • Pandora's Box   Pandora's Box
    Ceramic
    3.5" x 5.5"
    Nora Pineda

  • Kaleidoscope   Kaleidoscope
    Ceramic
    5.5" x 5.5" x 5"
    Nora Pineda


Nora Pineda

NORA PINEDA

Spectrum Miami
December 5 – December 9, 2018
Reception: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 6-8 PM

Drawing from her Mexican cultural heritage, artist Nora Pineda creates ceramic and stoneware works that undulate like a curvaceous female body. Utilizing various techniques and firing methods, Pineda’s vessels evoke freedom, celebration, suffering, and cultural bonding through a fusion of shape, color, and pattern. Breasts, hips, and soft faces emerge from her objects that serve as homages to the power of the eternal feminine. Pineda’s works are symbolic connections between the earth and the female body.

In the work titled Chica in Swirls, Pineda renders pouty, feminine lips and bright pink fingernails on the surfaces of her curvilinear vases. Thick, black lines surround her playful illustrations depicting freedom and femininity. Duenas de la Olla, however, is a smooth, sinuous vessel in earthtones inspired by Southwestern American art and culture. Pandora's Box is a brightly patterned triangular container featuring an abstracted human face and flowers. Vibrant and rich, the work blends aspects of old and new to create an entirely singular motif speaking to the vast and varied connections between women, nature, and culture.