Beachfront Pottery Ceramic Pieces at the “The Science Of It” Exhibit

Photos and reporting by Robert Kokenyesi, Ceramic Artist, Beachfront Pottery, Godfrey, IL, 62035, USA.  If you enjoyed this post, then give me a “like” on my Facebook page.      There is additional information about Beachfront Pottery on my web site.

The Venue

The Science Of It” exhibit took place from June 8 through July 12, 2018 in the Main Gallery at the Framations Art Gallery in St. Charles, Missouri.

 

This is the gallery front on Main Street in St. Charles.

 

 

 

 

 

The picture on the left is what you see when you enter Framations.  The picture on the right was taken from the back of the gallery looking toward the entrance.

The gallery space is narrow and long; permanent artist exhibits are in rooms that open to the left from the gallery space.

 

 

The Call for Entry

This call for entry included a quote fro Leonardo da Vinci.  “A juried exhibit of work exploring science and its influences in our world. Through science we study bacteria, biology, evolution, the stars and everything in between. We examine and hypothesize and relate. Here we asked artists to use their knowledge and interest in the many facets of science to inspire their work.

“To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art; Study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” ― Leonardo da Vinci ”

The Ceramic Art Pieces

“Out of the Deep” on the left and “Ancient Shark II” on the right, by Robert Kokenyesi, Godfrey, IL

 

Each sculpture is about a foot long; typical examples of what I call “water rope” construction where individually glazed  rope-shaped clay strings assembled into a particular shape.  The glaze firing provides the glue for the entire piece.  The glass sheet(s) are added latest, and the piece is glass fired, and the crackles of the cooled glass sheet are visualized by acrylic paint.

 

 

 

“Shark Valentine” by Robert Kokenyesi, Godfrey, IL

 

This is a framed wall art made from assembly of individual shark tooth-shaped ceramic pieces.  The heart shape was maintained by a supporting clay sheet cut into heart shape.

 

 

 

 

 

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