On December 10th, 2016, I attended the Core Sample: Selections from the Permanent Collection. The event took place at the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum. The exhibit is made up of several named collections and individual donations. The pieces in the gallery are not made up with a specific collection. Many of the pieces were ceramic art of works on paper by ceramic artists.
Many of the pieces were ceramic based but there were others that were made with glaze, nylon fibers, steel and wood. One piece that stood out was Mahlon Huston’s Rah-Rah, created in 2010 by Mahlon Huston. The piece was created using porcelain, steel, and wood. Other Pieces that interested me were plate by David MacDonald, Threshold by Juan Miguel Santiago, Leave Your Sumptuous Grandeur and return to these rocks by Jesse Ring, and cello created by Kristen Morgin.
The exhibit is split into five different sections, showing five different types of art styles or artists. Each section would be highlighting different themes. The first section is Faculty, which would be focusing on professors from Alfred University. The second section is Modern and contemporary; this section is focusing on master works throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. The third section is titled is Ancestors. The fourth section which features works of industrial production.is industrial. The fifth section is MFA and this showcases art shown by art students.
Many of the pieces in the gallery had a nice contrast between colors; textures and unity are what I need to be focusing on more when I complete a project in this course. With processing many of my projects don’t seem to use contrast with colors and looking at this gallery may help me with that. These pieces have also given me ideas on what I would like to work on with future projects throughout my college career.
Mahlon Huston’s Rah-Rah
plate by David MacDonald
Threshold by Juan Miguel Santiago
Leave Your Sumptuous Grandeur and return to these rocks by Jesse Ring
cello by Kristen Morgin