Tuesday, May 03, 2016

"The Clay Way: 2016 National Invitational"

Bruce Dehnert.'Ingot16'. Wood-fired porcelain, glaze. 12x11x3ins

Starting May 6 with an opening reception from 5-7 PM and continuing through June 10, The Clay Lady Campus will host The Clay Way Invitational Gallery Exhibition.The exhibition will be the first ever of its kind in Nashville, as patrons will be able to see the works of three generations of artists working in clay. The Clay Way Invitational is an opportunity for the national ceramic community to showcase its history and growth during the last century.

Julia Whitney Brown, The Clay Way Curator

Julia Whitney Brown

Julia Whitney Brown's work is narrative, observation based, or a study on form itself. The means vary from installation, to relational, to object, to experiential, to conceptual, to performance. Visually, her work is most influenced by the natural world, or the contrast of the natural world to an artificial environment. Brown's work stems from three means: 1.) the need to understand, define, and categorize reality; 2) for simple pleasure and 3) for creation as an expression of living dignity experienced through personhood. Influences that drive her work include experiences, relationships, relationships with experiences, and the active and constant transformation of her desires and worldview.