NCECA 2016: Man and Made

Monday, March 7 – Saturday, March 19, 2016
UMKC Gallery of Art, Fine Arts Building 203
5015 Holmes St, KCMO 64110
Free parking in the Cherry Street garage, levels 5 & 6

The UMKC Gallery of Art is proud to host two exhibitions as a part of the 2016 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference this year hosted in Kansas City. Now in its fiftieth year, NCECA promotes and improves the ceramic arts through education, community building, research, and creative inspiration. Each exhibition features talented ceramics artists whose work challenges the boundaries regarding how ceramics are created and how they inform us.

Man and Made

Opening reception: Thursday, March 17 from 5:00-7:00pm

They say we are a product of our environment. But couldn’t it be said that the reverse is also true? While the world in which we grow shapes us as individuals, we are continuously constructing, manipulating, and reforming it so that it better suits our needs. Therefore, the influence we have on our surroundings comes full circle, impacting us in the end.

MAN and MADE features a broad spectrum of contemporary ceramic sculptors whose work bridges the worlds of anatomy and architecture. This exhibition features work by: Brian Harper, Peter Christian Johnson, Lindsay Pichaske, Mallory Wetherell, Tyler Lotz, Matt Ziemke, Amanda Salov, and Lauren Gallaspy. MAN and MADE was curated by Mallory Wetherell, Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Sculpture at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.