Thursday, November 10, 2011

James Spicer's (BSBA 2013) Ceramics

James is a Business Major working in ceramics for his second semester.  He states, "The focus of my work is to incorporate functionality with beauty through design variations and glazing schemes." His  body of work from first semester is being displayed outside the art gallery. James is currently in The Potter's Wheel II and is working on throwing several large jars seen below.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Color Your Block

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cathy Della Lucia (BA Scultpture '12)

Cathy is repairing a figure cast in resign and fiberglass using bondo mixed with shredded burlap.  During the casting and mold-making process, some detail work and structural integrity is compromised, and can be fixed by adding bondo and resurfacing it to match the surrounding areas.  The bondo reacts with m.e.k. (metheyl ethyl ketone peroxide- a catalyst) and hardens quickly, allowing it to be manipulated using a grinder and air drimmel before its surfaced with paint.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


San Joaquin Delta College's Delta Center For The Arts is hosting  "2D3D 2011 Figurative Works" in the LH Horton Jr. Gallery from October 6 - November 3, 2011 in Stockton, California.   Department of Art Professor of Ceramics and Art Education, Marsha Karagheusian, has two bas reliefs in the exhibition, "Empty Nest" and "Memories Lost".  An excerpt from Juror, DeWitt Cheng, San Francisco Art Critic and Writer, follows:

It is thus always heartening to find work that earns its keep with vision, imagination, craftsmanship and (a word not in current art parlance) heart.2D-3D 2011: Figurative Works brings together a selection of paintings and sculptures that focus on the human body and human life, subjects that are never irrelevant, despite esthetic fashion. Abstraction and figuration are not antithetical, as was hotly asserted in the 1940s and 1950s, but complementary, the best work combining both: figuration that transcends mere illustration always has a strong abstract organization; abstraction that transcends decoration always suggests reality, seen afresh.
     The works of the exhibiting artists require no theoretical justification; rather, they inspire reflection about the human condition. I hope that viewers of the show will enjoy the work as much as I did.

–DeWitt Cheng
2D-3D 2011: Figurative Works Juror

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Jonathan Gibson Exhibition at UC Clermont

New Exhibition of Paintings by Xavier Faculty Member Jonathan Gibson at UC Clermont.
Gallery Opening this Friday from 6-8pm!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Workhouse Clay National 2011

The Workhouse Arts Center held  the Workhouse Clay National  2011 with the theme of "Confinement" from August 3-28 in Lorton, VA. The juror of the exhibition, Ellen Shankin, asked artists to explore the theme of "Confinement" in their functional, and/or sculptural ceramic artworks.  Individual interpretations of "Confinement" may be used literally or conceptually in the work(s).  Department of Art Professor of Ceramics and Art Education, Marsha Karagheusian, won an "Honorable Mention" for her bas-relief wall piece entitled, "Empty Nest".  The exhibition was also reviewed by John Gascot in the Huffington Post. The review can be found here:

Huffington Post Review

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Alumnus Natalie Lanese Exhibition

Xavier Department of Art Alumnus Natalie Lanese just finished up a site-specific installation titled Retro Future (similar to the work I did at XU) at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA. The piece is part of the exhibition Wall Works, which includes site-specific works of five other artists. The show opens June 11, 2011 and will be up until April 29, 2012. More information about Wall Works and programming surrounding the exhibition can be found at, or on my website (below).

I attached the following image:
Retro Future (detail), paint and collage, 2011