On Saturday we crossed the Hudson River and ventured to the Putnam County town of Cold Spring and checked out some art galleries. Geometry/Gesture, a 7-artist group show of paintings and sculpture, was on exhibit at Buster Levi Gallery on Main Street. Upon closer look at Ada Pilar Cruz’s work Game 11, a rectangle of wood fired clay pressed with circles, I immediately recognized the artist’s incorporation of Kintsugi into her piece. Kintsugi, meaning “golden joinery,” is the Japanese art of using brightly colored lacquer to fill cracks in pottery. Not only is a damaged piece restored, but the color, usually gold, purposefully brings attention to the imperfection.
Ada Pilar Cruz: www.adapilarcruz.comBuster Levi Gallery: www.busterlevigallery.com