Ceramic art pieces of Kyle Johns in the Innovative Ceramics exhibit at the Duane Reed Gallery

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.    Check out Beachfront Pottery posts on Instagram @beachfrontpottery.    There is additional information about Beachfront Pottery on my web site.

The Venue

The Innovative Ceramics exhibit took place from January 30 through March 6, 2021 in the Duane Reed Gallery in St Louis, MO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This a picture of the inner room of the gallery, where all the ceramic pieces were set up.

 

 

 

 

 

The Call for Entry

There was no call for entry, as this was an invitational exhibit.

The Ceramic Art Pieces

His artist statement reads: “Using the traditionally rigid process of mold making that is at the core of industrial production; I deconstruct and reassemble plaster mold positives to create a multitude of unique forms. The work is created organically, responding to the outcomes and limitations of the process and material. Through play, variation and modification, I look to change simple variables to create new methods and possibilities. I often reference domestic forms that are familiar, as a means to draw a broader connection to my work. These objects exist in the grey area between vessel and sculpture, and question the boundaries of design. Through my work I hope to explore the various degrees of function, from the practical to the sculptural, while generating new ideas for uses, forms, and processes.”

“Tall Blue Top” by Kyle Johns
“Shorter Blue Top” by Kyle Johns

 

Tall, otherworldly looking sculptures.  I sometime see a building, sometime a robot when I look at these sculptures.  The color hues are also amazingly unique and well-controlled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Yellow Top” by Kyle Johns
“Untitled” by Kyle Johns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more of his works visit his web site.

 

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