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TOM JASZCZAK + MIKE HELKE
Two Young Minnesotans

August 5, 2017 - August 26, 2017
August 5, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

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As a maker, the action of my hand can trace the memory or energy of an experience through illusive rhythms generated by form, positive and negative shapes, and building process marks. This unpredictability prevents a sense of austerity and instead gives the work an unassuming but active sensibility. This can inspire a sensory response, visually and tactilely, offering a sense of pleasure, visually and conceptually, both for me as the maker and for the user. Instead of a lasting feeling of happiness, this state provides a momentary relief and a feeling of delight—a temporary sensation, almost, but not quite tangible or definable; a lively sensation made seductive by its fleetingness.

Each piece physically and conceptually records an animate sensibility derived from my experiences. This record is the catalyst for a call and response relationship that exists between maker, object, and user.
Mike Helke

Pouring Pot, Yellow, Black, Red & Green
7 x 9.25 x 4.5 in.  
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Pouring Pot, Black and White
7.5 x 7.5 x 5.25 in.  
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Pouring Pot with Green Spout
8 x 8.5 x 4 in.  
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Lidded Jar White w/Black
13.25 x 10 x 7 in.  
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Lidded Jar, Black and White
9.5 x 11 x 17 in.  
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Lidded Jar w/ Wing, Black and White
13.5 x 9.5 x 7 in.  
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Pouring Pot w/Blue Handle
8.75 x 9.25 x 8.75 in.  


Pouring Pot with Red Handle View 1
8.5 x 9 x 8.25 in.  
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Pouring Pot with Red Handle View 2
8.5 x 9 x 8.25 in.  
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Pitcher
16.25 x 9.75 x 7 in.  
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Bottle, Multi color with Wings
16 x 10.5 x 6 in.  
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Round Pitcher w/spots
14.5 x 11.5 x 8.5 in.  
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Rectangular Plate w/yellow and black
1.5 x 10.5 x 7.25 in.  
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Rectangular Plate w/yellow and black
1.5 x 10.5 x 7.25 in.  
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Rectangular Plate w/yellow and black
1.5 x 10.5 x 7.25 in.  
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Pouring Pot Study (set of 3 in White)

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Square Plate
1.5 x 7.25 x 7.5 in.  
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Square Plate
1.5 x 7.5 in.  
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Lidded Jar, Multi color

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Plates, Abstract
1.25 x 9.25 in.  
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