The Million-Petaled Flower of Being Here | Kiara Matos

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The Million-Petaled Flower of Being Here is a writing project by author/artist Jacquelyn Gleisner, who will interview a range of artists from different backgrounds and ages to present a nuanced picture of how artists change over the span of their careers. This project is one of our Older but Younger Special Commissions.

“On a repurposed ping pong table in her basement studio, ceramic artist Kiara Matos has arranged around a dozen of her recent flower sculptures. Large petals extend from the center of each form. Matos often adds delicate details—interior layers of smaller petals or tiny balls with flashes of deep red or lime green—drawing the viewer’s eye inside her decorative wallhangings. The flowers range in size and color; some are petite and pale, while others show Matos’s love for the bold colors of her native Venezuela. ” Continue Reading on Connecticut Art Review

Artspace will print excerpts from these interviews in a section of the printed City-Wide Open Studios guide, and the full interviews will be available on Gleisner’s online art blog, Connecticut Art Review.