Endangered Species Project: New York
Presented by Julia Galloway
Join us for the Opening Reception: Saturday, September 28, 6 - 8pm
Bringing awareness to our impact on our natural environment, Julia Galloway presents her first installment of a large project consisting of urns for near-extinct animals. Each plate depicts an endangered animal from the state of New York.
“In 2018 I was walking through the Minneapolis Airport half listening to a podcast about the Wandering Albatross. This bird’s population is dwindling on account of industrial line fishing; the Wandering Albatross is being decapitated at the rate of a bird every five minutes. Right there, in the Minneapolis Airport by gate C15, I was actually brought to my knees, stunned by this bycatch carnage. But what can I do about this? I am a potter and a teacher? Quit my job and head out for civil disobedience? Throw myself in the path of those industrial fishing factories? Not very effective or realistic. However, I am a potter and a teacher, and I can make something generally unseen, visible.
Making pottery is how I understand the world; I am making a covered jars, urns really, for endangered species. Urns are traditionally used to hold ashes from cremation so the size of these jars are determined by the resulting ash mass of each species. The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker would be a small urn; the California Bear vessel would stand almost three feet tall. I intend on displaying these all of these pots in a large grouping in one large gallery. The urns will be display empty, as the species are endangered, not extinct and in their emptiness lies hope.”
Related Programming: Julia Galloway Workshop, Sunday, September 29th, 10am - 4pm
Montana-based artist Julia Galloway will take you through her creative and technical process in conjunction with the opening of her solo show. To Register Click Here.
Julia Galloway is a utilitarian potter and Professor of Art at the University of Montana. She has exhibited across the United States, Canada, and Asia. Julia's work is included in the collections of the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Museum, Long Beach Art Museum, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as well as the Ceramics Research Center in Tempe AZ. Julia’s work has been published inCeramics Monthly, Studio Potter, Art and Perception and Clay Time as well as many books. She was recently awarded a United States Artist Fellowship and named the Distinguished Scholar at the University of Montana. Julia has been a visiting artist, critic and taught workshops at more then 200 venues. She has an ongoing interest in community and served on the board of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, and currently the National Council for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) as well as accessCeramics. She has a special interest in working with K-12 teachers to bring clay into their classroom as well as supporting emerging artist. Julia has developed several service based websites including "Montana Clay", and "the field guide for ceramics artisans".
To read more about the Endangered Species Project, visit Julia’s dedicated website.
The Featured Artist in our Shop is Peter Morgan and Adam Hinterlang:
Peter Morgan + Adam Hinterlang
Wildlife Fashion Art (WFA) began in the summer of 2005 as a collaboration between ceramicist Peter Morgan and new media artist Adam Hinterlang. The original principal was to take fashionable, trendy colors of the day and apply them to silhouetted images of animals in action poses. This project brought together both artists’ interest in animals and color theory.
The project has expanded from digital prints and theoretical handbags into large tiled panels. This foray into ceramic tile focuses on the unique color, depth, and material phenomenology of the ceramic process. The tile format gives an opportunity to expand the scale of the work exponentially, while creating unique compositions within a larger whole. Though representational in nature, WFA is analogous to hard edge, color field painting, with a focus on the phenomenon of color perception. There are optical effects and illusions such as “after image” created from viewing these works; of recent interest is the experience of viewing the works through 3D or Anaglyphic glasses.