Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, announces Naturaleza, a solo exhibition featuring new works by celebrated porcelain artist, Lucrecia Waggoner. LRFA will be hosting an opening reception on Saturday, October 9th, from 1-8 pm. Artist will be in attendance.
I consider my work minimalist, yet expressive: a direct extension of my passionate personality and rich cultural background. – Lucrecia Waggoner
Lucrecia Waggoner was born and raised in Mexico City; her culture and upbringing has had a profound influence on her work. Her installations stem from a blend of her journey into reinvigorating ancient cultural artistry and experiences traveling to the far East, as well as scenic landscapes of Texas and Mexico.
Waggoner’s work features organic forms that transcend physical space, evoking feelings of weightlessness and serenity. By incorporating various materials in her work, including precious metals, such as 22k Gold, palladium, and bronze, she illuminates each individual vessel and translates the phenomena of the natural world through the versatility of ceramics.
Naturaleza will be on display through November 13th, 2021.
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 continued her studies with courses and workshops in France, Germany, and Hong Kong. She currently teaches at the Zhen Music and Arts Institute in Dallas. Waggoner is a part of numerous private and public collections, including Toyota, BBVA Compass, Virage Capital Management, Plains Capital Bank, Chileno Bay, Cabo and Norwegian Cruise Lines.
ABOUT LAURA RATHE FINE ART
With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer before establishing Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA) in 1998 in Houston, Texas. LRFA now operates out of two locations in Houston and a third gallery in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere arts district destination. Since the gallery's inception, LRFA has established itself as a leading contemporary art venue, offering an impressive range of exhibitions and programming to its patrons in both cities.
LRFA represents a dynamic roster of established and mid-career contemporary artists working in a variety of media, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate, and museum collections. Various clientele includes BBVA Compass, HKS Architects, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UT Southwestern, and Halliburton. LRFA also participates in several prominent art fairs including CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Wynwood, the Houston Fine Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, and the Dallas Art Fair.