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