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University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, Offers Regional Ceramics Exhibition
The University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, is presenting the exhibit, Ceramics : Southeast, in the McMaster Gallery, on view through Nov. 19, 2009.
The exhibition brings together the creative talent of thirteen individual artists from Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Each has taken their own unique path that celebrates contemporary ceramics from traditional pottery to non-traditional sculptural forms. Chosen to represent multiple approaches to clay and backgrounds the artists represent both full time studio potters to practicing academics.
Artists included in this exhibit are: Alice Ballard (SC), Russell Biles (SC), Jim Connell (SC), Don Davis (TN), Lauren Gallaspy (GA), Bruce Gholson (NC), Samantha Henneke (NC), Frank Martin (TN), Scott Meyer (AL), Gay Smith (NC), Paula Smith (SC), Mike Vatalaro (SC), and Jerilyn Virden (NC).
Alice Ballard's pods
are a reflection of her relationship with natural forms, while
Russell Biles' figurative works provide artist as social critic.
Jim Connell serves up elegance with senuous curving vessels. Don Davis combines the figure with function. Lauren Gallaspy's porcelain explores the mixed media of sculptures and drawing.
Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke are a couple that founded Bulldog Pottery and are exhibiting functional works with a painterly flair.
Frank Martin's slip cast functional ware focuses on a painterly use of color. Scott Meyer's interest turns to the sculptural - combining wood with clay. Gay Smith throws and sculpts geometric porcelain forms.
Paula Smith's sculptural
ceramics challenge us with the role of women. Mike Vatalaro
deals with architectural thrown forms and Jerilyn Virden's interest
are in the notion of containment.
For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, contact Mana Hewitt, Gallery Director at 803/777-7480 or e-mail to (email@example.com).
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