Artspace 116 announces Bare Ground, an exhibit of sculpture and ceramic vessels by
Albuquerque artist Elizabeth Fritzsche. Bare Ground is about creating from an intuitive mind,
from a deep human response, inviting the viewer to become the art, exposing the essence of
the creation to the audience.

According to the artist, “Being with my work is important to understanding it. I clear my
mind and my space before I work in the studio. My textual marks on the vessels and sculpture
are my language of good intentions. The language comes from an awareness of the energy in
all things and its ability to affect our spaces. Both iron and porcelain resonate and in the
molten process my marks of positive intentions are infused into the work. Their resonance
continually fills the space they are in with a positive energy.

“The true essence of porcelain is its high translucency, whiteness, and resonance. I
always consider some measure of these qualities in my finished vessels.
“The essence of iron is quite opposite of porcelain. I bathe the dark blackness of the
iron sculpture in white casein to soften it visually, to purify it with milk, and to allow the textual
marks to show.”

Elizabeth Fritzsche has worked in porcelain for 27 years and has been casting iron
since 2000. She has lived and worked in Japan and most recently in China in international
artist residencies. She resides in Albuquerque’s North Valley. Her sculpture and ceramic work
has been shown at the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, The Albuquerque Museum, The
International Ceramic Museum of Jingdezhen, China, and in Takeo, Japan.

                                          Current & Upcoming Artspace 116 schedule:
                                          Rod Replogle: A Line & Then
                                          June 27 - August 8, 2008
                                          Artist Reception:
                                          June 27, 5:30 - 7:30
                                          And Now for Something
                                          Completely Different
                                          New Work by
                                          Richard Garriott-Stejskal   
                                          August 15 - September 26, 2008
                                          Artist Reception:
                                          Friday, August 15, 5-8pm
                                          Downtown ArtsCrawl Reception
                                          Liz Fritzsche: Bare Ground
                                          October 3 - November 14, 2008
                                          Artist Reception:
                                          Friday, October 3, 5-8pm
                                          First Friday ArtsCrawl Reception
                                          Rachel Popowcer: Glimmer
                                          November 21, 2008 - January 9, 2009
                                          Artist Reception:
                                          Friday, November 21, 5-8pm
                                          Downtown ArtsCrawl Reception