“TO BURST”: Ceramic artist Kyle Johns will discuss his work during a virtual studio tour on December 3. This is one of five artists’ virtual tours, starting November 5, based on “Chroma Terra”, to be seen until December 11 at the Maître de chambre Contemporary Art Center.
Bedminster’s Center for Contemporary Art (The Center) has announced five virtual studio tours with artists from the Centre’s fall exhibition, “Chroma Terra,” on view through December 11.
This exhibition brings together the work of 10 contemporary ceramic artists from across the country: Chris Alveshere (Missoula, Mont.), Sloane Angell (Los Angeles, California), Lauren Skelly Bailey (New York, NY), Wes Brown (Bloomington, Ind. ), Kyle Johns (Lincoln, Neb.), Lauren Mabry (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), John Oles (Jacksonville, Ala.), Peter Pincus (Rochester, NY), Scott Ross (Union Lake, Michigan) and Rebecca Zweibel (Saint- Petersburg, Florida).
The five virtual studio tours will take place on Friday afternoon and will be hosted by curator John Reinking. The schedule is as follows: John Oles – November 5 from 1 pm to 2 pm; Chris Alveshere – November 12 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Lauren Skelly Bailey – November 19 from 2 to 2 p.m .; Kyle Johns – December 3 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Wesley T. Brown – December 10 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Virtual studio tours will take place on Zoom and are free for Center members and $ 10 for non-members. To register, visit the Centre’s website at ccabedminster.org.
In his curatorial statement, Reinking said, “Color is an integral part of any creative art process. It can affect spatial relationships, mood, form, social constructs, psychology, etc. In three-dimensional form, especially ceramics, which is both sculptural and functional, color is not as much discussed as form. The artists selected for this exhibition imitate the wide range of colors of clay, from the intense to the sublime. ‘Chroma Terra’ is an exploration of the theory of colors and relationships within the ceramic form.
Re-inking is a Associate Assistant Professor at Raritan Valley Community College and County College of Morris and Teaching Artist and Ceramics Program Manager at the Center for Contemporary Art. As a ceramist, his work can be found in many private collections. He is represented by the Peters Valley Craft Center and the Connexions Gallery in Easton, Pa., And he exhibits regularly in national group shows.
The Contemporary Art Center is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster. For more information call (908) 234-2345 or visit ccabedminster.org.