The Hiram College Art Department will present an exploration of modern ceramics this winter, with an exhibition and related talks by sculptor Jason Green.
Green’s exhibition “Relocations” will be on display at the Gelbke Art Gallery from Jan. 24 through Feb. 28, 2014. A gallery reception will correspond with the show opening on Jan. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m., including an artist talk at 6 p.m.
Green will also present the convocation “New Technologies in Contemporary Ceramics” at noon on Jan. 23 in the Gelbke Fine Arts Center Auditorium.
The convocation will focus on the development of Green’s work and highlight the ways that digital technologies have been incorporated into his studio practice. He will also show examples of how contemporary ceramics is changing with the introduction of rapid prototyping technologies in artists’ studios.
Green is an adjunct professor teaching in the Foundations and Ceramics programs at Alfred University in western New York. His work with architectural ceramics began in graduate school and continued at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Maine where he began making sculptural tile using the historic molds he found there. His investigation of art, architecture and ceramics has continued to expand during his international travels to locations in China, Mexico, Italy and France.
Green uses traditional processes in combination with digital and prototyping technologies. He produces his sculptural tile by hand-pressing clay into plaster and wood molds that are made using modular components of his own design.
“I am interested in remnants, the evidence of what once was and the fluctuating relationships between physical space, the body, time and memory,” Green said. “My work questions, investigates and aims to reveal ideas dealing with perception, decoration, decay, construction and reconstruction. My work calls attention to the fluxing character of immediacy, presence and perception while alluding to the past.”
Green’s work has recently been exhibited at the Shanghai Doland Museum of Modern Art in China, the Tampa Bay Museum of Art, Harvey/Meadows Gallery in Aspen, CO, Pewabic Pottery in Detroit and at the Strohl Art Center Gallery at the Chautauqua Institution. In 2013 Green received the Best of Show Award in New York State’s Southern Tier Biennial.
All events are free and open to the public. The Gelbke Art Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (or by appointment), but will be closed for the Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.