Vessels is an experimental exhibition and collaboration between ceramic
and video art students in the School of Art and Design at the New York
State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Students in the Design!
Ceramics course lead by Professor Johnathan Hopp created conceptual
ceramic forms as 3D models. Students from Introduction to New Media lead
by Professor Eric Souther created video glazes to wrap around the
ceramic forms and animations to explore the material interactions across
the surfaces. These investigations will be shared across the
multi-channel video space in the Snodgrass Gallery. The Snodgrass
Gallery is located on the 3rd Floor of Harder Hall. Exhibition will be
on view November 9th-17th, 2020
Artist includes Ariana Bronson, Lucas Easton, Ashley
Zhang, Lauren Dembski, Arielle Atmosfera, Jaspal Batra, Amanda Brosgole,
Grace Evans, Michael Flora, Nylin Grisby, Nyarai Jokonya, Tammy
McGovern, Yunda Sun, Jacob Wilson, Di Zhu, Grace Joyner, Julianna
Doughtrey, Maddy Hill, Maya Miles, Neria Leander, Kyle O’Connor, Ty
Heyden, Johnathan Hopp, & Eric Souther.
When hearing the word “home” we often think of the place where we reside. When the “Shelter-At-Home” orders came in throughout the country and world, many of us found ourselves adapting to a new way of living where we did pretty much everything (i.e. sleeping, working, eating, pooping, loving…) from a single place––for some, a single room. The home became a place of both respite and stress, leaving us with the necessity to find new ways to be at home.
Interested in exploring the shifting nature of home, Acogedor invited submissions from artists worldwide across mediums––artists who identify as BIPOC or from historically marginalized backgrounds were especially encouraged to apply. The exhibition is the first for Acogedor, which had previously only hosted intimate events, and it serves as a launching pad for more activities online––shifting from inviting people into her home (artist Nicole Rademacher) to bringing art and conversation to your homes via the internet.
All of the work in the exhibition has been created during quarantine (since March 16, 2020). Each artist examined their relationship to their abode as well as the social isolation that ensued with being confined to their residences. The lived experiences of 42 artists spanning 5 countries have been chosen to show and explore the diverse experiences that each of us is experiencing in this, certainly, bizarre new world.