Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 25 August 2017

Rues Turn by William Daley, stoneware, 1983

"20th Century American Ceramics," will be on display in the Bonsack Gallery from Tuesday, August 22, through Tuesday, October 10. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, August 25.

The 19 pieces in the show represent a paradigm shift in the aesthetics of ceramics. "The 20th century was a pivotal time for the ceramic arts,” according to ceramist Michael Gesiakowski, who teaches at John Burroughs School. “Starting early with the Arts & Craft movement, artists freed themselves from the classical constraints of form and function,” says Gesiakowski. “They started experimenting with production methods, firing techniques, and non-traditional forms. By the middle of the century, individual expression was driving artist’s works and ceramists embraced the vessel as object. The artists in this collection are an example of those who moved ceramics toward the realm of fine art. While these works are still rooted in the ideas of craft, they are imbued with meaning beyond  pure function.”

Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm,weekdays.

The Bonsack Gallery 
on the campus of John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, MO, 63124
314-993-4040

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