Staff Pick: ‘Investigations in Materiality’

The first time I heard clay called fancy mud, I grimaced. I thought the phrase diminished ceramic’s value as an art medium. As a result, I made it too precious. The current exhibition at the Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University, curated by Andrew Cozzens, is about how materials, and the artist’s approach to those materials, make the art. Chase Gamblin and Thomas Lowell Edwards are ceramicists but they don’t limit themselves just to clay. Gamblin, of Indiana University, adds tar and rust to his pieces; Edwards, from Williamsburg, Virginia, uses gypsum cement and concrete. The closing reception is on Feb. 16 from 5-8 p.m., with talks by the artists at 6 p.m.


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Staff Pick: ‘Investigations in Materiality’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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