Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. But other times, everyday objects carry meaning and symbolism. Such are Genesis Belanger’s ceramic and porcelain sculptures.

Adding an ounce of humor to everyday objects, her artwork is both pleasurable and thought-provoking.

“It’s easy to find art in the abject, that touches some dark discord,” she told Galerie, “but I think it’s possible to make work that is relevant and beautiful.”

Having studied fashion design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago she has built props for advertising campaigns in Manhattan before earning her MFA from Hunter College, where she was accepted into the painting program only to be captivated by clay.

Her sculptures were featured in numerous exhibitions at key galleries and museums, including the Galerie Perrotin, Seoul and the Galerie Perrotin, New York.

 

 

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