Ceramic forms - Andrew Gilliatt
FAYETTE, Iowa (January 9, 2013) – The concept of pattern encourages an audience to question its perception of everyday objects at the exhibit, "Ethereal Patterns," running January 17-February 8 at the Bing-Davis Art Gallery located in Edgar Fine Arts Hall on the Upper Iowa University campus in Fayette, Iowa.
An opening reception will be held Thursday, January 17, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the gallery. Guest artist Jenny Gawronski, assistant professor at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo., will lecture Friday, January 18. Contact gallery director Elissa Wenthe at email@example.com or 563-380-4764 for more information.
In addition to Gawronski, guest artists include Andrew Gilliatt, artist in residence at the Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Mont.; A. Blair Clemo, ceramics instructor at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich.; Kala Stein, visiting instructor at New York College of Ceramics in Alfred, N.Y.; and Shawn Spangler, visiting assistant professor at Western Illinois University, Macomb, Ill.
Wenthe encourages the general public to view the artists' concepts at any time during its three-week exhibit. "Each artist takes a different approach," she said. "Influences vary from historical ceramic vessels, Islamic arabesque art and European decorative arts. This collection features hand building, altering wheel-thrown pieces and plaster molds. The artists use these techniques to create contemporary functional pieces that encourage us to look at utilitarian objects in a different light."
Gallery hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Ceramic form - A. Blair Clemo