Valerie Hegarty, Satisfying Her Own.

Couldn't have said it better myself; review of Valerie Hegarty's work in "Molding / Mark-Making" group show at Dorsky Projects. 

"Satisfying her own curiosities for decay and environmental exploitation, Valerie Hegarty pushes the medium to explore current issues in creative ways that make use of what the curators call “clay’s transmutable nature.” Inspired by photographs of watermelons exploding out of their own skin, having been injected with too much growth hormone, Hegarty has sculpted “Bowl of Peaches with Holes.” A rendering of a still life in ceramic form, the piece is a vibrant composition of fruit in a bowl — except riddled with black and brown pockmarks, which spill out of the fruit themselves and have begun eating away at the table, the negative space and even the “picture frame” itself.

“Molding / Mark-Making” — some of whose artists will join the curators for public discussions on Feb. 11 and 25 and March 18 — is a thrilling exhibit for its relatively modest size." 

-Neil Chiragdin for Queens Chronicle.