The Department of Art at Boise State University will present internationally known sculptor Richard Shaw Nov. 3-4 as part of the department’s visiting artists in ceramics series.
Shaw’s work appears in numerous public collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Mint Museum, Charlotte, N.C; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Mo.; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
His trompe l’oeil (a French term that literally means “fool the eye”) assemblage work combines a vast array of slip cast images into intriguing commentaries that often are satirical and speak to the precariousness of human endeavors.
The two-day workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in Room 150 of the Liberal Arts Building. It is free to Boise students, faculty and staff and $25 for the general public. Participants’ questions and comments are welcomed, and the discussion over the course of the workshop will span a wide variety of art-related topics. Lectures and demonstrations will cover ceramic construction and glazing methods.
The workshop is made possible through Boise State’s biannual “Clay and Fire” fundraiser. For more information, contact Jim Budde at (208) 426-3608 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Shaw, visit http...