We are honored to have the opportunity to visit one of the most important voices in the the field of ceramics, mixed media sculpture, painting and drawing - Arthur Gonzalez! We will visit with Arthur in his California studio to discuss how he has crafted a career not defined by any one process or material but instead with his own unique brand of storytelling. From the artist's website: "Dark, somber and foreboding, Arthur Gonzalez's works encourage serious deliberation and reflection on the relationship between personal concerns and world issues. Raw in form, lacking in smoothness and rough in finish, the ceramic sculptures give glimpses of a conversation or a contemplation in progress. Gonzalez's creations of ceramic and found objects reveal visions and feelings that are not polished but ongoing processes of gyrating thoughts and churning emotions that threaten to erupt into reality and consciousness to defy the fantasy of a peaceful experience."
About the Visit an Artist Series: Join us for a virtual field trip to an artist's studio! We will visit contemporary ceramic artists for a guided tour of their space, a demo of their process, and discussion about their work and how it has progressed throughout their career. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion.
Each visit will be recorded and available to all registered students for 30 days after the event! The purpose of the class recording is to assist the registered student to catch up on information if they have to miss the event as well as to review later. The recordings do not exclude the images or voices of our students thus, there would be serious privacy issues to share or sell downloads of those recordings. The intention is that the recording is a tool to use to experience this event and not to be shared.
Event: Saturday, November 14th, 2020 4pm - 6pm (EST) via Zoom
Cost: Free for Harvard Undergraduates. $50.00 for Harvard Graduate Students, Harvard Staff and Adult Community.
Note: All classes will meet online using free, accessible applications. Once you have registered for a course, you will receive an email with details on how to access your class via Zoom. In order to participate in these courses, you will need to have access to a computer (or tablet or smartphone) with a camera, and an internet connection. You will need to download Zoom before the first class. New to using Zoom? Here are the specific system requirements needed to run Zoom. Questions? Feel free to email Kathy King, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist Biography: Arthur Gonzalez is an internationally exhibiting artist with over fifty one-person shows in the last forty years, including eight in Manhattan, New York. He has received many awards including the Virginia Groot Foundation twice and is an unprecedented four-time recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship within a ten-year period. He is also in numerous
public collections including the Museum of Modern Ceramic Art in Gifu, Japan, the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, the Oakland Museum of California and also the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. He is a tenured Professor at the California College of the Arts (formerly CCAC). Gonzalez has been an artist-in-residence in many places including University of Georgia, Athens, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Penland School of Craft, North Carolina, University of Akron in Ohio, Tainan National University in Taiwan, Pilchuck Glass School inSeattle, Washington, and the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana.