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The “Architectonic” exhibit was shown from July 26 through September 13, 2019 in the galleries of the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri.
This was the exhibit space pictured from the back.
The Call for Entry
The call for entry read:
1 : of, relating to, or according with the principles of architecture : ARCHITECTURAL
2 : having an organized and unified structure that suggests an architectural design
This all-media exhibition will highlight works that are inspired by architecture or that incorporate architectural elements. Works may depict actual architectural forms, or may approach the theme less literally by incorporating grids or other structural lines. The visual language of drafting, such as plans, elevations, and cross-sections, may also be utilized in the artwork.”
The Ceramic Art Pieces
There was only one ceramic art piece in the exhibit.
Ethan’s statement for this piece was: “I seek to negotiate the elements of material and form through this non-representational work, with the aim of harmoniously balancing the two, creating visually pleasing results. My materials are restricted to paper, ceramics, pigments, and light, and I seek to explore their potentialities at the most basic level. Without preconceived notions, I proceed with an openness to discovery, allowing my work to transform with new properties of and relationships between the materials revealing themselves. The attentive consideration of the formal elements of line, form, texture, and composition give shape to my work. The guiding principle in my compositions is the very possibility of beauty; the chance to create pleasure out of seemingly simple visual forms.” For more of Ethan’s art check out his web site.