Bullshit at Dusk. 2017
I consider the ceramic object to be not just about the decorative, but my lived experience in the world. My forms and glazes carry with them an investigation of my own place and identity. Furthermore, I view the object as a vehicle for contemplation—islands to rest and experience wholly. There is a lot of “bullshit” in the art world, and these scatological piles are a reminder of all the dishonest art out there.
American Cheese Shit II. 2017
So many shitty Americans like cheese. Those same shitty Americans like American Cheese. I hate American cheese, and I hate shitty Americans more.
Slug Nerd. 2016
I look to processed foods for visual inspiration: candy, confections, and Italian food. This piece recalls Nerds candy,
Note: The text above was written by the Artist. No modification was made by C.O.C.A.
Evan D’Orazio (American, b. 1983) is a contemporary visual artist. Primarily working in clay, he views the ceramic object to be not just about formal considerations, but his lived experience in the world. His forms and glazes carry with them an investigation of his own place and identity; the form as body, the surface as skin. He currently keeps an active studio practice and teaches ceramics of all levels. D’Orazio received his M.F.A. from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2016.