Lively, strong pieces that reflect the flair of Oak Bluffs-based Washington Ledesma and his Uruguayan heritage are on display until Wednesday at Featherstone Center for the Arts.
Mr. Ledesma’s striking style is exhibited here in two mediums, ceramics and oils. He is teaching both styles at Featherstone this fall.
Mr. Ledesma grew up in Uruguay, studying architecture, murals, and clay objects based on primitive human figurines found in Neolithic cave paintings. He expanded his artistic focus to include other early cultures, from Mesopotamia to the Incas.
His clay pieces are imbued with vibrant color and visual play.
This exhibition has a particular focus on Noah’s ark and the creatures of the world. Visitors Look at the eyes of the fish as they swim by. Check out the loving figures trying to recapture the innocence of the Garden of Eden. Get a sense of strength and power in the sculpted creatures, ready to protect and preserve.
Mr. Ledesma’s exhibition hangs at the gallery on Barnes Road in Oak Bluffs through Nov. 7, open daily noon to 4 p.m. For details, call 508-693-1850.