CLEMSON.- "Points Of Departure: Vessel Forms from the State Art Collection" takes a visual journey with ceramic vessels and its evolution in the contemporary ceramic world.
Curated by Sue Grier, Adjunct Professor at Clemson University, the exhibit includes 16 pieces of ceramic artwork selected from the State Art Collection. The pieces are by 16 different ceramic artists who were academically trained and have gone on as educators or established professional careers in South Carolina and beyond. Additionally, select artists will have current work included in the show, bringing a visual representation of the evolution of the vessel form in contemporary ceramic art.
Robert Chance - Jean Clark - James Craft - Jamie Davis - Steven Hewitt - David J.P. Hooker - Michael Johnson - James Lawton - Ron Meyers - Jeanee Redmond - Michael Rutkowski - Linda Shusterman - Brooke Stern - Mike Vatalaro - Alan Willoughby
The State Art Collection is considered the most comprehensive public collection of works by contemporary South Carolina artists. Established in 1967 as one of the first programs of the South Carolina Arts Commission, the State Art Collection has grown to include 441 works in a variety of media and styles by 272 South Carolina contemporary artists. Small exhibitions featuring work from the collection are organized on a regular basis for rural and isolated areas inside and outside of the state. Works from the State Art Collection are available for loan to art museums, state agencies, and public and private organizations for the purpose of public exhibition or public display. The collection is supported in part by the South Carolina Arts Foundation and Kahn Development Company.