Kipp Annex to Feature Work of Contemporary Clay Artists

Posted on 10/28/2011 4:27:24 PM
Work by Max Lehman

Kipp Gallery Annex, on the first floor of Sprowls Hall, will host work from seven contemporary clay artists.

The exhibition, titled The Lowdown: Tales from the Margin, will run from November 8 through December 9, 2011.

Co-curator Jill Foote-Hutton, from Red Lodge Clay Center, will give a short presentation November 10 at 5:00 p.m. in Sprowls Hall, Room 118A, which will be followed by a public reception for the exhibition.

The Kipp Gallery Annex, adjacent to the main gallery space, is open noon to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. There is no admission charge, and the November 10 presentation and reception are also free and open to the community.

Work by Jason Bige Burnett

This exhibition will travel to the Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Mont., for an opening in February 2012.

The Low Down: Tales from the Margin is an exhibit of contemporary ceramics, which are both honest and current, reflecting narratives that are personal and shared, abstract and implied,” wrote the show’s curators, Foote-Hutton and Kyle Houser, Kipp Gallery director.

Work by Julie Guyot

“The concept began with a volley of ideas and artists, until a group emerged who consistently generate objects that toy with definitions and tease visual, historical, and/or technical boundaries. The second factor in our selection process was an intent to extol the achievements of artists generating their main body of work within low temperature ranges.”

The show features artists Max Lehman, Carole Epp, Alex Kraft, Nick Ramey, Julie Guyot, Jason Bige Burnett, and Melissa Mytty.

Department of Art