January 12, 2002 - July 18, 2002
Philadelphia ceramist Elyse Saperstein creates small-scale sculptural forms that narrate tales of personal human experiences. Saperstein's intense interest in folk art has had a significant influence on her work. Like some forms of folk art, Saperstein isolates color to a particular shape, works intimate in scale, and often depicts humorous situations. She also uses her own unique visual vocabulary of simplified forms, symbols, and silhouettes to represent figures, animals, and architectural objects.