Gallery 224: Current Exhibition

Gallery 224

Gallery 224 engages the public with exhibitions that showcase the work of emerging and established ceramic artists, research through academic collaboration, and the talent within our studio community. Under the same roof as the Ceramics Program Studio at 224 Western Avenue in Allston, Gallery 224 offers a stunning 680 sq. ft. space with a full street-side view. All programming for Gallery 224 is led by Ceramics Program Directors Shawn Panepinto and Kathy King. When studio is in operation Gallery hours are: weekdays, Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm; weekends, 10 am – 5 pm or by appointment.

Upcoming Exhibitions

"Chemical Addiction | Exemplary Ceramic Surfaces from the Rosenfield Collection" and
"George Bowes Solo Exhibition"

Monday, June 20th - Friday, April 12th 
Opening Reception: Friday, June 24, 2016, 5pm - 7pm

For images of the exhibition, visit our Flickr page here.

Exhibition Descriptions:

“Chemical Addiction – Exemplary Ceramic Surfaces from the Rosenfield Collection”

This exhibition was curated by ceramic  George Bowes with Louise Rosenfeild celebrates the vast collection of contemporary ceramics amassed by David and Louise Rosefield of Dallas, Texas. Through their generosity, a selection of work featuring dynamic glaze surfaces and surface techniques will be featured in the gallery. This exhibition was conceived to serve as a study collection to enhance participants experience in the workshop “Ceramic Surfaces for the Visual Artist” facilitated by George Bowes. For this collection to be shared with the public is a unique opportunity to appreciate the artistry of some of the most talented voices in contemporary ceramic art today.

Artists featured in the exhibition: Mary Barringer, Peter Beasecker, Joan Bruneau, William Brouillard, Rebecca Chappell, Andrea DennistonDeidre Daw, David Eichelberger, John Gill, Jim Gottuso, Daphne Hatcher, Michael Hunt/Naomi Dalglish, Matt Hyleck, Sarah Jaeger, Gail KendallKirk Mangus, Andrew Martin, Jeffrey Nichols, Sean O'Connell, Mark Pharis, Judith Salomon, Yoko Sekino-Bove, Kari Smith, Holly Walker, Adero Willard, gwendolyn yoppolo.

A section of the vast collection of David and Louise Rosenfield can be seen http://rosenfieldcollection.com/.

Photos: gwendolyn yoppolo (top left), Yoko Sekino-Bove (top right), Kari Smith (middle left), Deidre Daw (middle right),
Joan Bruneau (lower left), Daphne Hatcher (lower right).

"George Bowes | Solo Exhibition"

This exhibition will feature a solo exhibition of recent works by George Bowes.

Artist Statement
The majority of my work is realized using ceramic materials. I begin my work conceptually, and then choose techniques and processes from the ceramic vernacular to appropriately give form to those ideas. My work ranges from the personal to the political, as well as addressing my notions of beauty. The objects that carry this information necessarily vary. Objects can be functional, multiples, sculptural or flat tile work. Within all of these idioms, ideas and formats, there is a love of color, pattern and form. I am very involved with lush glazed surfaces. This tends to be a common thread through my work.

Artist Bio
George Bowes was born in 1961 in Toledo, Ohio and lives in Galveston, Texas. He graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art (BFA, 1984) and the University of California, Davis, (MFA 2001). He has received multiple Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and an Arts Midwest / NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship Award. His works reside in public and private collections that include the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and the Joseph Schein International Museum of Ceramic Art. George imbues both functional vessels and sculptural objects with bold pronouncements on the many ironies of humanity, society and politics. Occasionally biting, endlessly quick-witted, the sentiments always elicit lively reactions. His distinctive use of bold color and vivid pattern on vessels for home use speak of his ideas of beauty and vitality and live as a refreshing island in the landscape of functional art.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Salvador Jiménez Flores - 2016-2017 Artist in Residence Exhibition
TBA

Exhibition Proposals

Gallery 224 accepts submissions from artists and curators on an ongoing basis. Submissions receive thoughtful consideration and those of particular interest may be followed up with further correspondence and a studio or gallery visit as appropriate.

Submissions should include a CV, support material (on CD/DVD, Dropbox or Google Drive), one page gallery proposal that states desired dates of exhibition. Please email information to ceramics@fas.harvard.edu with the subject line “Gallery 224 Proposal” or mail to Gallery 224, Ceramics Program – OFA Harvard, 224 Western Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02478.

For more information about Gallery 224, please email Shawn Panepinto, Director of Studio Operations at panepint@fas.harvard.edu and Kathy King, Director of Education at kking@fas.harvard.edu or call 617-495-8680.