Linda Sormin

Selected Exhibitions 
2017 
“ART|JOG|10: Changing Perspective”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“The Evocative Garden”, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, 2017 NCECA Annual Exhibition, Portland, OR (catalog)

2016 
“Core Sample”, inaugural group exhibition, Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred, NY 
“Kindred Beasts”, 2016 Everson Biennial, Syracuse, NY (catalog)
“Non-Objective”, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, CALS
“Welcome: New Faculty Exhibition”, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY 

2015 
“Collision”, Two-person exhibition with Heidi Bjørgan, Entrée Gallery, Bergen, Norway 
“RE- REANIMATE, REPAIR, MELD & MEND”, Bluecoat Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK 
“Glazed and Diffuse”, Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, MA
“Continuum of Innovation: Haystack Clay Selects”, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
“In Residence, Watershed exhibition”, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA 

2014 
“Jakarta Ceramics Biennial”, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia 
“Saribu Raja, Boru Parame”, solo exhibition, SaRang Building, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 
“Caméléon: 1st Virginia McClure Ceramic Biennale”, McClure Gallery, Centre des arts visuels, Montréal, Canada. Curated by Jean-Pierre Larocque (catalog) 
“Ceramic Top 40: New & Selected Works at Harvard”, Boston, MA. Curated by Leslie Ferrin, traveling exhibition from Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO, USA (catalog) 

RESIDENCIES 
2014 
Antena Projects and Sarang Building, Artist in Residence, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (June/July) 
Watershed Summer Session, Watershed Centre for the Ceramic Arts, Maine (August) 
Linda Sormin | Curriculum Vitae 

AWARDS
2016 
Canada Council for the Arts – Visual Arts Research/Creation Grant
Alfred University School of Art and Design Professional Development Grant Bernstein Fund 

2014 
Canada Council for the Arts – Visual Arts Research/Creation Grant Canada Council for the Arts – Travel Grant (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) 
Sheridan College Faculty Professional Development Grant, Oakville, ON 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS 
2016 
Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred NY

2014 
Arizona State University Museum, Tempe, Arizona

Flight Risk

70 x 95 x 22 cm | Earthenware paperclay, low-fire glaze, found ceramic figurines

2017

Concept

The form looms and veers past, willing me to compromise, to give ground. I roll and pinch the thing into place, I collect and make offerings. This architecture melts and leans, hoarding objects in its folds. It lurches and dares you to approach, it tears cloth and flesh, it could collapse with the brush of a hand.

Nothing is thrown away. This immigrant lives in fear of waste. Old yoghurt is used to jumpstart the new batch. What is worth risking for things to get juicy, rare, ripe? What might be discovered on the verge of things going bad?

 

Bentuknya yang menjulang dan membelok ke masa lalu, membuat saya mau berkompromi, mundur. Saya berguling dan membentuknya sesuai rencana, saya mengumpulkan dan menghantar sesaji. Bentuk arsitektur yang ini meleleh dan miring, menimbun benda-benda dalam lipatannya. Ia membujuk dan menantang Anda untuk mendekatinya, ia mengoyak baju dan kulit, ia bisa runtuh hanya dengan sapuan tangan.

Tidak ada satupun yang dibuang. Imigran yang ini hidup dalam rasa takut akan tersia-sia. Yogurt lama digunakan untuk memulai tumpukan baru. Apakah yang layak dipertaruhkan agar benda-benda berair, langka, matang? Apa yang bisa ditemukan di ambang hal-hal yang memburuk?