Ink & Clay Exhibit 39

The Kellogg Art Gallery Presents

Printmaking Artists, Ceramic and Clay Sculptors

Clay Media Juror

Stanton Hunter

Stanton Hunter

Associate Professor of Art, Chaffey College

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

I am as excited by work that follows a smart or fantastic or quirky strategy as I am by work that is exquisitely crafted and designed. Work that attracts a wider audience, work that gives a broader view of the medium, work that relates to its environment, or is informed by other disciplines, or mashes up history, culture, tradition, ideas  and work that “transcends” the material in that it is just amazing, simple, beautiful, quiet work - I think all of this is important in our time. I have either been audience or sometimes participant in Ink & Clay for the past 16 years. It is truly one of the preeminent shows of its kind in Los Angeles, and a great platform to advance the field.

Migration Grid 35  Ceramic

Elements from Quick Links  Stoneware, Glass, Sand

Migration Grid 32  Ceramic

Above photo is a view of the middle corridor facing the main entrance of  Kellogg Art Gallery at Cal Poly University.

 

It was important to the former director of Kellogg Gallery and master printmaker, Patrick Merrill (1948 - 2010), that Ink & Clay some day become a national show, and carefully nurtured its growth and relevance. I am very happy to see current director Quinton Bemiller realize this goal, both for the show’s profile, and for the memory of Patrick. I am honored to participate, and look forward to seeing what artists are up to these days.

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