LAURA RATHE FINE ART //  MAY13 // 5-8PM
Dallas Design District
1130 Dragon Street  l  Suite 130
Dallas, Texas 75207
214.761.2000
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Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA), presents a solo exhibition featuring new
works by celebrated porcelain installation artist, Lucrecia Waggoner, with an opening reception
on Saturday, May 13th, from 5-8pm.

Waggoner's installations transform spaces and environments with dynamic compositions that
suggest graceful movement and explore the shifting relationships between darkness, light, and
color. Intricately mapped in compositions inspired by forms found in nature and abstract visions
of landscapes, Waggoner’s current body of work incorporates wood; precious metals, such as
22k Gold, Palladium, and Bronze leaf; as well oil paint, special glazes, and for the first time,
diamond dust. Featuring bold choices in both color and form, this is the first exhibition by
Waggoner to include a room-sized installation that will feature a striking combination of
large black and white vessels. ‘STARDUST’ will be on display through June 17th, 2017.

On Wednesday, May 17th at 6:30pm, LRFA will also present a lecture and ceramics demonstration
with Waggoner, moderated by gallery owner, Laura Rathe. Held in conjunction with‘STARDUST,'
the event will be the Dallas gallery’s second installment of their CREATE, CURATE, COLLECT lecture
series.

Limited seating – Please RSVP to dallas@laurarathe.com.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Raised in Mexico City, Dallas-based artist Lucrecia Waggoner discovered ceramics at the age of
seven while taking an arts and crafts course at the Museo Nacional de Antropología. She later
moved to Dallas earning her BFA in ceramics at SMU. Previously a student of Parsons School of
Design in New York, Waggoner has also furthered her studies through courses and workshops in
France, Germany, and Hong Kong. She currently teaches at the Zhen Music and Arts Institute in
Dallas.

Waggoner has cultivated a national and international following producing evermore bold and
dynamic porcelain installations that persistently take this traditional medium to new heights.
Waggoner uses a potter’s wheel to form clay into delicate vessels, of varying sizes, form, and
texture. She then incises, intricately carves, or leaves these vessels smooth before carefully glazing,
painting, or metal-leafing their surfaces.

Gathering anywhere from two to several hundred of these handcrafted vessels, Waggoner’s
mapped compositions create undulating patterns that appear to float effortlessly across the wall
evoking feelings of weightlessness and serenity. Waggoner draws much inspiration from organic
forms found in nature, for example: flowers, butterflies, and celestial bodies of the night sky. Her
work is also deeply influenced by global cultures and the artist’s experiences both here and
abroad, particularly her travels to the far East and the scenic landscapes of Texas and Mexico.
LUCRECIA WAGGONER:
'Stardust'
May 13th through June 17