UF ceramics exhibition explores the versatility of clay
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ten University of Florida contemporary ceramics artists explore the versatility of clay in an exhibition called “This Side Up” at the WARPhaus Gallery April 2-6. As they near the completion of their bachelor of fine arts candidacy at the College of Fine Arts, the senior students will display an exciting collection of artwork.
Artists each approach their medium in a unique way. The medium of clay is no exception. Riley Kenney uses surrealistic imagery on hand-built pottery. Courtney Casto uses provocative metaphor to investigate feminist issues. Ka-Hei Fok explores origami cranes and the variety with which they can be arranged. Laura Smith uses the tradition of dollmaking to address the nature of personal relationships. Ashley Jonas approaches difficult issues of childhood through illustration. Through detailed drawings, Andrew Cho studies social interaction. Ana Holmes’ sculptures address fairy tales and archetypical stories. Eva Hosein creates geometric, architectural formalware. Jackie Baiata makes decorative porcelain tableware. Emily Covell builds figurative sculptures that comment upon the roles of women in the workforce.
The WARPhaus Gallery is at 818 NW First Ave., behind Checkers and Taco Bell. The opening reception will be from 7 to 9 p.m. April 6.
- Denise Trunk, firstname.lastname@example.org, 352-392-0207, ext. 245