On View: A Russian Country Table by Asya Palatova

On View: A Russian Country Table by Asya Palatova

Sarah Rainwater
May 31, 2011

Providence-based ceramics artist Asya Palatova of gleena has a solo show at Farm Gallery and Project Space in Wellfleet, Massachusetts through June 14. Born in St. Petersburg where she lived until her teens, Palatova's inspiration for the show were her summers at her family's dacha, a Russian country house.

Palatova created a table setting inspired by the outdoor meals shared by her family. "During Soviet times," she writes, "the homemaker had to be inventive, growing and preserving food, as everyday necessities were hard to come by." The lovely organically shaped tableware is decorated with images of flora and fauna as well as passages from a Soviet banned pre-Revolutionary book Gift to a Young Homemaker written in old Russian that was given to the artist by her mother.

Read more about the show on my mama's table, Asya Palatova's blog and at the Farm Gallery website.

Images: Asya Palatova

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