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cody hoyt.

"patternmaking on another dimension."


IT's ALWAYS A SUBJECT OF DISPUTE WHETHER AN ARTWORK CAN BE CONSIDERED AS A PRODUCT, AND THERE SURELY IS A THIN LINE THAT SEPARATES BOTH FIELDS FROM ONE ANOTHER THAT MOST DESIGNERS DANCE AROUND ACCORDING TO THEIR OBJECTIVES AND ARTISTIC STYLES.

CODY HOYT IS GIFTED WITH A DESIGN AESTHETIC THAT IS CAPABLE OF SERVING TO BOTH FIELDS OF ART AND DESIGN, AND CREATING FUNCTIONAL ARTWORK. ALL HIS PIECES CAN BE CONSIDERED AS VALUABLE WORK OF ART THAT APPEAL TO ONE’S EYES AND SOUL AT A FIRST GLANCE, BUT ALSO SERVE AS PIECES OF EVERYDAY OBJECTS SUCH AS VESSELS, SIDE TABLES, OR DECORATIVE BOWLS.

A FEW YEARS AGO, ARTIST CODY HOYT SAT IN HIS BROOKLYN STUDIO AND STARTED TO DRAW YET ANOTHER STILL LIFE, TINKERING WITH TEXT AND ELEMENTS OF MASONRY ON PAPER. THAT'S WHEN INSPIRATION STRUCK.

"SWITCHING MEDIA WAS THE ABSOLUTE BEST THING I COULD HAVE DONE," HE RECALLS OF HIS DECISION TO MOVE INTO THREE DIMENSIONS. "IF ANYTHING, IT WAS EMBARRASSING THAT I HADN'T BEEN MAKING SCULPTURE SOONER."

HOYT BEGAN WORKING WITH CLAY TO PRODUCE HIGHLY GEOMETRIC VESSELS PATTERNED WITH BOLD GRAPHICS OR SLICES OF MUTED COLOR. MANY OF HIS LARGE-SCALE PIECES HAVE A STRUCTURED BUT ASYMMETRIC TENSION AND RESEMBLE CROSS SECTIONS OF SEDIMENT SEEN IN GEOLOGY BOOKS.

HAVING GRADUATED FROM MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN PRINTMAKING BFA, HOYT IS A MASTER OF PATTERNMAKING AND FORM MANIPULATION. EVERY SINGLE CREATION OF HIS HAS A UNIQUE IDENTITY THAT DIVERGES, YET RESEMBLE ONE ANOTHER WITH A DISTINCT LOOK.

NOWADAYS he CONTINUES TO EXPLORE AND PUSH THE LIMITS OF CERAMIC DESIGN. EXHIBITING VARIOUS SOLO SHOWS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR UNDER PATRICK PARRISH GALLERY, AND COLLABORATING WITH INTERIOR DESIGNERS SUCH AS KELLY BEHUN, CODY IS EXPANDING HIS DESIGN PALETTE, ADDING NEW OPTIONS TO HIS DESIGNS SUCH AS SIDE TABLES AND STORAGE UNITS.