Ceramic art pieces in the “2.5 hybrid dimensionality” exhibit at UMSL.

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

The Venue


The “2.5 hybrid dimensionality” multimedia exhibit was open from January 20 through February 14, 2020 in the hallways of the Fine Arts Building on the St Louis campus of University of Missouri-St Louis (UMSL).

This is the entrance to the Fine Arts Building





This is the hallway where most of the artworks were displayed.






The Call for Entry



This is the poster about the exhibit.  There was no call for entry, as this was an invitational exhibit.  The description reads: an exhibit of works  integrating two and three dimensional design structures.







The Ceramic Art Pieces

A unique aspect of many ceramic art works in this exhibit was their size.  Most exhibits limit the size of artworks, but the UMSL hallways provided plenty of room for these vere large, almost installation type of works to be displayed.

“Love and Monsters” by Catharine Magel
“Seeds of Virtue” by Catharine Magel


Although the amount of ceramics is very small in these works, I wanted to report on them, because they illustrate how ceramic pieces may complement paintings or multimedia art works.






“Goodnight” by Catharine Magel
“Goodnight” by Catharine Magel; detail
“Where Flowers Bloom” by Catharine Magel

The detail show one ceramic component on this very large (6X10 feet) canvas-backed work.









This is a ceramics only piece.  For more of Catharine’s work visit her web site.








“Vignettes #1-8” by Snail Scott
“Vignettes #1-8” by Snail Scott; detail

The assembled vignettes are affixed to the wall, and stand 6 feet tall.


Snail said this in an interview in Decatur:”“One of the things that defines us as human beings is our ability to manipulate our reality and create the reality that we wish we had.  That’s where my engineering and architectural imagery come from. Mechanical things like gears and levers and pulleys or structures like bridges and arches draw me in because they have strong visual components.”  For more of her work visit her web site.

“Armature XXII” by Snail Scott


The arms are life-size in this sculpture.







“Botanical Drawing 1” by Melody Evans
“Botanical Drawing 1” by Melody Evans; detail


Melody’s statement reads:”From the beginning of time humans have decorated their walls with symbols, patterns and implied stories. I share in this impulse with this body of work, and create ceramic wall art with the basic theme of water.  Water flows, melts, reflects, and solidifies, similar to the nature of time passing. With years of experience swimming and snorkeling in the ocean, along with drawing and photographing ponds, streams, snow and ice, baths and even car washes, my continued observation and passion for this theme  is more a kin to a deep spiritual experience for me.  Materializing this intense connection in clay and glaze is my compulsion and joy.”  For more of her works visit her web site, and her page on IburArts.


“Botanical Drawing 3” by Melody Evans
“Botanical Drawing 3” by Melody Evans; detail


The pieces by Melody are affixed to the wall. The meandering grids are several feet wide and six feet or taller.









“Botanical Drawing 2” by Melody Evans
“Botanical Drawing 2” by Melody Evans; detail















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