January 27 – February 26, 2012
Reception: Friday, February 17, 5-8pm
Rituals permeate almost every known human society and their purposes are as variable as the forms they take. In “Anointed,” three ceramic artists present works that explore different types of symbolic action. Through the overtly ceremonial pots of Seth Green, the clever, domestic creations of Andrew Gilliatt, and the highly decorated vessels of Julia Galloway, viewers not only get a glimpse of the artists’ expressions of ritual, but are challenged to reflect on the ritual activity in their own lives.
Seth Green is an Assistant Professor of Art & Design and at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY. He received his M.F.A. in Ceramics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has worked at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO and has been an artist-in-residence a the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT. His exhibition record continues to grow rapidly and is receiving nation recognition for his ceramic vessels. Recently he received the Bailey Pottery Purchase Award for one of his teapots in the 2011 Strictly Functional Pottery National Exhibition. He has been a Demonstrator and Visiting Artist at the Michigan Mud Conference, Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.
Andrew Gilliatt received a BFA in Graphic Design from Virginia Tech and an MFA in Ceramics from Louisiana State University. He is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT. With his functional pottery, he is designing and fabricating objects with the intent to create visibly dynamic forms that with the use of color and imagery are expressive, visually inviting, and easily accessible as objects for domestic use. His aim is to create a body of work that is, in fact, cohesive in its variety. His hope is that by doing so, he can make pots that viewer want to identify with and want to own.
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