Monday, October 10, 2011

Work of Ceramic Artist On View at Ingham Chapman

FOR RELEASE -- October 10, 2011
The work of ceramic artist Lindsay Oesterritter of Bowling Green, Ky.,  will be on display through Nov. 3 in a show called “Exaggerated Line” in the University of New Mexico-Gallup’s Ingham Chapman Gallery.

“The patterns and surfaces in my work directly relate to the characteristics of worn industrial materials and structures,” Oesterritter, an assistant professor of ceramics at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, says of her work.” My interest is not in the industrial objects themselves as much as it is in their mechanical patterning with the additional wearing through natural circumstance.”

She has an MFA from Utah State University in Logan, Utah, and a Master of Arts degree from University of Louisville, Ky.

She was the 2010 Visiting Artist at the Ohio University Wood Fire Symposium in Athens, and Visiting Artist at the University of Louisville, where she gave demonstrations and lectures and fired a man-bi-gama kiln.

“I fire a wood kiln, using the atmospheric firing as well as impressed texture on the form to explore the depth and variation that is derived from the qualities of erosion and wear found in the materials I look to for inspiration,” she says. “The varied dry, dark surface from this type of firing also connects to my personal sensibility. I enjoy the quiet nature of such a dry, dark surface, creating subtle variations that are not immediately noticed. I am a potter because I want to participate within these distinctive and fascinating details contributing to the routine subtle progression of the day.”

An artist’s reception is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Gurley Hall Room 1124.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information contact Alex Kraft, interim gallery manager, at 863-7774.

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