November 5, 2018 / Ceramics exhibition opens Nov. 13 LINK to
artist & exhibition photos, click HERE
VINCENNES, Ind. - An exhibition featuring ceramic works by
Malcolm Mubotu Smith will open November 13 at Vincennes University’s
Shircliff Gallery of Art. The exhibition will run through December 7.
An artist talk and reception will take place in the Gallery on
November 29 at 11 a.m. (EST), followed by a ceramics workshop in the
Ceramic Studio from 2-5 p.m.
Smith’s work is guided by improvisations that merge volumetric
form with graphic flatness. His clay work is inspired by the
intersections of graffiti art, comic books, and playful, organic
abstraction driven by his passion for hip-hop and jazz.
The Shircliff Gallery of Art is located in Room A103 of the
Shircliff Humanities Center at the corner of First and Harrison
streets on the VU campus. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday
through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 12-4 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission is free.
Details are available by contacting Arthur Fields, gallery
director, 812-888-4316, or email@example.com.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Malcolm Mobutu Smith is an associate professor of ceramic art
at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He earned his MFA from
the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1996 and
studied at both the Kansas City Art Institute and Penn State
University where he earned his BFA in ceramics in 1994. Smith’s
professional activities include workshops, lectures, and residencies,
including visits to Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Watershed
Center for Ceramic Arts, and the Robert McNamara Foundation in Maine.
His works are represented in numerous private and public collections
including The Luise Ross Gallery, New York City, the Nerman Museum of
Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Indiana State Museum, and the FuLed
International Ceramic Art Museum in Beijing, China.