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 exhibit titled “The Diverse Art of the GSLAA” took place in the main galleries of the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton, IL from January 9 through February 13, 2019.
The Call for Entry
The official text from GSLAA is: The exhibition is a showcase of the artwork of the members of the Greater St. Louis Art Association. The GSLAA is an active group of artists and art enthusiasts with a mission to promote the visual arts and art education. The group encompasses artists of different media: Painting, Mixed Media, Photography, Digital, Collage, Pottery, Sculpture, Glass, Jewelry, Fiber, Ceramics, Printmaking, and Woodworking.
So, the GSLAA stands for Greater St Louis Art Association. This exhibit was more in the line of invitational exhibit. I’m a GSLAA member, and I don’t remember seeing an announcement . Most likely the juried members within the GSLAA were invited the opportunity to contribute pieces to the exhibit.
The Ceramic Art Pieces
On her web site she writes: ” Patty utilizes a variety of wood and metal tools to create freehand drawings, textures, and patterns on the clay surface of her lidded jars and boxes through hand building with assemblage of slabs, coils, and high fire wire.”
On her web site Lisa states: “People, with their unique souls and stories, fascinate me and provide inspiration for my work. I may imagine a story for one of my figures as she is created. However, I am more interested in the story the viewer creates, because it is based on his/her unique perceptions and experiences. My figures are sculpted in clay with an emphasis on gesture and texture. I often incorporate natural objects within the texture or as an addition to the figure. Metal is employed in parts of the composition to enhance the design or aid in construction. Hives, bees, nests, dragonflies and ants have all been used with my figures to enhance content for the viewer’s perceived story.”