"Smooshes, Slabs & Slices: Entanglements in Ceramic" by Pam Nelson


A Thesis Exhibition by IAMD student and MFA candidate Pam Nelson.

 
DateMonday, August 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to Monday, August 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

Location

Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W

Smooshes, Slabs & Slices is a thesis exhibition of sculptural, ceramic-based assemblages that capture moments of transformation in progress. A raw material is made precious, a lump of solid clay is smooshed, a slab is in motion. Each object is fabricated in a bricolage manner of a collection of unlikely material actants, and transformed through digital and hand made processes. At a foundational level, these objects tell a story about physical forces exerted on materials, the results of which reference a range of geologically and culturally-entangled contexts around ideas of displacement, transformation, permanence and fragility. This practice-based research was created through a diffractive methodology which encourages method to emerge from meaning and vice versa.

 

Reception:

Thursday, August 16, 6-9PM

 



pam nelson thesis exhibition
DateMonday, August 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to Monday, August 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

Website Location

Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to Monday, August 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

Smooshes, Slabs & Slices is a thesis exhibition of sculptural, ceramic-based assemblages that capture moments of transformation in progress. A raw material is made precious, a lump of solid clay is smooshed, a slab is in motion. Each object is fabricated in a bricolage manner of a collection of unlikely material actants, and transformed through digital and hand made processes. At a foundational level, these objects tell a story about physical forces exerted on materials, the results of which reference a range of geologically and culturally-entangled contexts around ideas of displacement, transformation, permanence and fragility. This practice-based research was created through a diffractive methodology which encourages method to emerge from meaning and vice versa.

 

Reception:

Thursday, August 16, 6-9PM

 

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W
pam nelson thesis exhibition
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