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 Annual Juried Student Exhibition took place from April 12 through May 3, 2019 in the Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery on the Meramec campus of St Louis Community College. On the first picture you see the entry doors to the Art Department, and on the second picture the hallway that leads to the gallery.
The Call for Entry
There was no call for entry. This exhibit opportunity was open for St Louis Community College students with Art major. While my photo captions don’t include this detail, all exhibit tags for the art pieces had the name of the instructor/mentor/supervisor.
The Ceramic Art Pieces
The thick and runny glaze gave the canisters a candle wax-like appearance. Note the animal figures on the lids.
Interesting portioning of the vessels by matte and shiny glazes.
This is a type of wall art where the fired piece is mounted on a support.
Ron is a faculty member who is an accomplished painter, but now he is branching out into drawing on ceramics. Both pieces are wall hangings. I like the asymmetric shape of the Flummoxed. In addition both pieces were put together from three separately-fired pieces, and that construction makes them look like they were broken, and then salvaged by a culture of salvage and resurrection.
I like the very different approaches she takes with clay. The stone-shaped and decorated part of the necklace-like New Relic is the most innovative piece in this exhibit.
Yes, the tiny books are carved of clay!!
Fun title; the legs of the sheep are made of rebar steel rods?
Both pieces have an apocalyptic and horror feel to them.
Many interpretations possible of these bowls that may represent three sisters.
This reminded me of undersea volcanoes, and the chimneys of the hydrothermal vents called smokers.