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 “Honors Awards 2019” was a multi-media exhibit that took place in the gallery of ArtStLouis in St Louis, from June 15 through July 18, 2019.
The Call for Entry
There was no call for entry. This exhibit was described as: annual curated exhibit featuring works by ten Award-winning artists selected from our 2018 juried exhibitions. This means that if the juror from any 2018 exhibit assigned to your exhibit piece an exhibit award, then you were eligible to participate. However, not all artists accept this, and there may have been a curator selection as well to create this exhibit.
The Ceramic Art Pieces
There was one ceramic artists in the “Honors” exhibit.
Here is the exhibit statement from Snail: The “Synthetic Lifeform” series responds to our fascination, fear, and fetish of all things biological, and their potential for manipulation. They reference both fertility and fabrication with their unnatural size, and distinctly artificial surfaces, evoking both ambivalence and attraction, and the human impact on nature in an uncertain world.
The sculptures are large (2-3 feet) in size, and have a very smooth, shiny surface. Most of them reminded me the shape of a germinating seed, or a sperm.
To see more of Snail’s art work visit his web site.