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Carmen D’Apollonio’s body of work, which consists of one-of-a-kind ceramic lamps and sculptures, can be seen as an evolving cast of characters. “Each lamp becomes its own character and seems like a little human,” the self-taught Swiss artist says of her first solo exhibition, in which she debuts her experiments in bronze as a medium. “I never know what’s going to happen. One piece leads to another piece and there’s no control. I just go with the flow.” With a playful sense of humor and subtle gestures, she blends diverse influences ranging from modern art history to ancient archaeological artifacts into a constellation of personality-driven pieces teeming with energy and improvisation.