Ceramic art pieces in the “Out on a Limb” exhibit at Piety’s Art Gallery

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

 

Piety’s Art Gallery is located in Greenville, Illinois at 122 S. Second St.  The “Out on a Limb” exhibit took place from June 7 through June 28, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

This is the view of the gallery space from the entrance.

 

 

 

 

 

The Call for Entry

The exhibit was put on by The Greenville Artist Guild.    The call for entry read like this: This exhibition is pondering the idea of taking risks.  What does it mean to be “out on a limb” in the emotional, physical or spiritual sense?  Or, to consider the nature of trees and pants, to portray our planet’s ground cover or use these materials to create.

The Ceramic Art Pieces

This was a juried multimedia exhibit; my work was the only ceramic art work in the exhibit.

“Seafloor Archaeology Teapot ca 25th century III” by Robert Kokenyesi, Godfrey, IL

 

This teapot was assembled from ceramic fragments made of brown, terra cotta and white earthenware clays.  Several rusted nails hold the pieces together.  I have already described the construction process in a previous post.

With a time machine at my disposal it was easy to visit the 27th century, and check out an under sea archaeological dig where ceramic forms from the 25th century were being excavated.  Residents of that 25th century settlement lost the ability to make ceramics, so they scavenged broken ceramic fragments, and then assembled them into functional items.  Because I wasn’t allowed to take any of those ceramic items back to the 21st century, I decided to remake them myself.

 

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