Show Dates: August 25th - September 26th
Reception Date: September 4th 4:30 - 6:30
Ginger Henry Geyer
Ordinary Objects for Ordinary Time: Porcelain Sculpture
Austin artist Ginger Geyer grew up in Arkansas, earned BFA and MFA degrees from SMU, and worked for 13 years at the Kimbell Art Museum and Dallas Museum of Art in conservation, collection management, and planning. Ginger received a Masters of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest. She has been Adjunct Professor there and at Concordia University. Since 1999 she has served as arts consultant and gallery curator for Laity Lodge, a retreat center supported by the H.E. Butt Foundation in the Texas Hill Country. Handbuilt, glazed porcelain has been her primary medium since 1990, creating detailed pieces that evoke a blend of her experiences as a playful church-fed child, a curious museum professional, a mother of two, and an insatiable scholar of theology. See www.gingergeyer.com for an ever-expanding body of work that pokes at sacred cows and political pork, while also claiming the “nevertheless factor”-- that we are astonishingly blessed. Valley House Gallery, Dallas, represents Ginger’s work.
Cola Culture in Tea Time
“Cola Culture in Tea Time” features eleven tea sets and pouring vessels. The defining attribute of these works is the wildly painted images flung onto three-dimensional canvases, uniquely bending and curving with each of the avian creatures they barely contain. Though the works may suggest subjects beyond the light-hearted, they do so in a humorous, witty and life-filled manner.
All the vessels were created by press-molding clay into 1 liter, 2 liter, and 12 oz. cola bottles. After creating a basic form from the mold, the artist alters it, finally finishing it off by painting a bird image inspired by the bizarre vessel. This unique and creative technique has been published in the international ceramics magazine Pottery Making Illustrated.
Artist WangLing Chou is also a ceramics professor and teaches at Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana. This series of works has been shown in a number of galleries and won several national awards.