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Nate’s work seeks meaning from the seemingly trivial and overlooked moments of everyday life. He uses a combination of handmade and slip cast ceramic forms, fabricated mixed media elements, and modified found objects to give a visual presence to these phenomena. Nate is fascinated by the way that combining familiar and surreal aspects can cause a shift in an artwork’s meaning, as well as the way in which the viewer can enter into the work based on their own subjective reality. By employing these strategies, he seeks to raise questions regarding the complexities and paradoxes found in the everyday.

His visual language is derived from the simplicity and playfulness of the illustrations found in children’s books and single panel comics. Nate integrates this minimalist aesthetic with nuances of humor to bring lightheartedness to the foibles, anxieties, banalities, and joy found in everyday life. He often uses an amorphous blob form in his sculptures as a surrogate for the self in his investigation of the underlying meaning in everyday events. He chooses this specific form to express the philosophical idea of the individual as being perpetually unresolved and in a fluid state of growth and change.

This exhibition, and performances will be the culmination of Nate’s time as the 2018-19 Ceramics Artist-in-Residence at the Lawrence Arts Center.

2018-19 Ceramics Artist-in-Residence

FINAL FRIDAY RECEPTION June 28  |  5-9 pm
INSIGHT Art Talk: July 11  |  7 pm

Details

Start:
June 28 @ 5:00 pm
End:
July 20 @ 9:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
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Venue

Lawrence Arts Center

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