- Courtesy of Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallerry
- Guadalupe Quesada, Microorganisms (green), ceramic, 2020
"I would imagine all sorts of creatures lived inside of them, I assumed they were secret bases for aliens or monsters," she says. "My siblings and I used to call them 'chupirules' which is the name of a Mexican lollipop."
- Guadalupe Quesada, Rainbow Tank, ceramic, 2020
In a series of sculptures, Quesada reinterprets the shape of the tanks, combining them with celestial bodies and lollipops to make Suessical ceramic vessels. Then, on five wooden panels, she provides a glimpse at what may be contained within, with a real-world twist: tiny ceramic figures that represent the microorganisms that live in fresh water, invisible to the naked eye.
"Even though water tanks do not contain extraterrestrial life, they do contain a magical life elixir full of tiny alien-like creatures living in it, which like us, could not exist without it," Quesada says.
"Creature Container" is on view by appointment – or through the gallery's large front window — through October 26.
Free, on view by appointment October 9-26, Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery, 1704 Blanco Rd., (832) 259-3530, clamplightstudios.com.
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