We Live Here Now
A contemporary craft exhibition of new work
by Mattie Hinkley & Jacob Troester
October 23–November 22, 2020
Meet the artists: Friday October 23, 5-8pm
Gallery guide / price list
We Live Here Now is a contemporary craft exhibition of new work by partners Mattie Hinkley and Jacob Troester. It showcases the artists’ explorations in clay, fiber, and wood in reference to common domestic goods, featuring allusions to housewares, furniture, and architecture. By combining traditional techniques and utilitarian materials with ambiguous forms, We Live Here Now explores how objects can inspire universal feelings of home: comfort, safety, familiarity, and love.
MATTIE HINKLEY is an artist, woodworker, and ceramicist born in Virginia, USA. She creates utilitarian objects and sculpture out of wood and clay, using handwork techniques employed in traditional furniture and pottery production. She studied illustration at SCAD in Atlanta, GA and construction at College of the Redwoods in Eureka, CA before attending the Krenov School of Fine Woodworking intensive program for two years. Hinkley is an undergraduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where she will graduate in December with a BFA in Craft & Material Studies. She has exhibited work across the USA including: Iridian Gallery, Richmond, VA; Leisure Gallery, Denver, CO; Recspec Gallery, Austin, TX; The Highlight Gallery, Mendocino CA. View her work at mattiehinkley.com or on Instagram: @mattiehinkley & @hinkworks.
JACOB TROESTER is a multidisciplinary artist, working primarily in ceramics, illustration, printmaking, and textiles. He was born in Chico and attended the University of California Chico State, receiving a BFA in Ceramic Arts in 2013. He has held residences at Idea Fab Labs in Chico and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Maine. Troester currently works as the Ceramics Lab Technician at Butte College in Chico. His work combines real and imagined characters, icons, and patterns to create narratives and landscapes. He often departs from traditional approaches in his ceramic work, instead using methods found in printmaking processes to create layered slab sculptures. View his work on Instagram: @goodgodam.