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2014 Beyond Function & Dimensions

BEYOND FUNCTION & DIMENSIONS

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Exhibition Dates: July 5 - September 13,  2014

Opening Reception: Friday, July 11, 2014, 5 - 7pm

BEYOND FUNCTION

The contemporary ceramist is often faced with the dilemma of choosing between making a line of functional pieces, where the uniformity of the work is the hallmark of the artist, or branching off into one-of-a-kind sculptural work, where the modeling skills of the artist take precedence over production methods (the use of coils, slabs and wheel thrown forms) and the medium that are the trademark of the ceramist.  The alternative option that more and more ceramists are turning to is the production of often, large scale pieces, that while they are based on classical vessel forms, can stand alone as sculptural expressions /objects of beauty, where the artist’s vision outweighs the practical everyday usefulness of the object.  Each one of these artists lives locally in Southern Ontario, from Mississauga to London and is an important member of their arts community.

 

DIMENSIONS

Dimensions is the Saskatchewan Craft Council's touring, juried, exhibition of Fine Craft open to all Saskatchewan craftspeople. Dimensions is a dynamic, colourful exhibition of 35 Fine Craft works in a wide variety of media. 2013 celebrated the 30th Dimensions exhibition organized by the Saskatchewan Craft Council.

The exhibition was selected by Michael Hosaluk, Saidye Bronfoman Award winning wood worker, designer, and educator from Saskatoon. Michael has much previous experience with Dimensions as a participating artist, awards winner, and juror. The out-of-province juror was Susan Rankin, a glass artist from Apsley, Ontario. Susan grew up in Saskatchewan and maintains family and artistic ties here. Her work is exhibited internationally and nationally.

122 craftspeople submitted 202 entries for consideration. Both new and experienced craftspeople submitted up to two handcrafted items for jurying. Dimensions features 35 works by 33 exceptionally talented Saskatchewan craftspeople – the best in Saskatchewan Fine Craft.

 

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