Six Under Thirty-Six: Work by six emerging ceramic artists under the age of thirty-six

January 9 – February 21, 2015
Gallery Opening Reception: Friday, January 9th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Six Under Thirty-Six will be the first show of the new year and will present work by six emerging ceramic artists under the age of thirty-six. The work exhibited will range from bold and colorful installations, to abstract forms, to work influenced by architectural design. The artists were selected based on the strength of their work and unique voice they bring to the ceramic field.

This exhibition was curated by HP Bloomer, SFC Studio Manager, and Natasha Ribeiro, SFC Gallery Coordinator.

Emily Duke’s conceptual practice investigates physical structure, color and texture inspired by construction sites, agricultural buildings, bridges and manufacturing complexes. She is currently a ceramic Artist-In-Residence at Red Star Studios in Kansas City, MO.

Linda Lopez gives human characteristics to everyday inanimate objects such as chairs, potted plants, buckets and shadows in her whimsical ceramic work. She recently was an invited artist at the “Ceramic Surface Forum” at Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN.

Brooks Oliver’s work is influenced by elements of engineering and math as well as his love of magic and illusion. His ceramic sculptures evoke ideas of functionality, and attempts to alter the viewer’s preconceived notions of the vessel. He is currently an Artist in Residence at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT.

545 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, NM, 87501 Tel: 505-984-1122 Fax: 505-984-1706 www.santafeclay.com

Peter Pincus creates slip-cast, utilitarian, design-oriented vessels. He explores fundamental formal qualities and dichotomies in his ceramic work. Pincus is a visiting professor of ceramics at Rochester Institute of Technology and lives in Penfield, NY.

Adam Shiverdecker’s work references historical Greek vessels which represent a culture that venerates war. The work appears to be corroded and decayed by age and erosion. Shiverdecker is currently a faculty instructor at Greenwhich House Pottery in New York City.

Matt Ziemke’s installations are influenced by the tension he experiences between man and the landscape we live within. His work is informed by the ways in which the landscape can ultimately be defined by human activity. Ziemke is currently a lecturer at the University of Nebraska in Kearney, NE.

Contact: Natasha Ribeiro (505)-984-1122, [email protected]

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