WHAT: “Chris Staley: Harmony and Dissonance, New Work”
This solo exhibition honors one of the most established masters in the national ceramics field. Chris Staley’s incomparable talent ranges from exquisite “Still Life” sculptures in pure white porcelain, to huge dramatic gun-metal black covered jars, to soft India ink drawings.
Educated at Wittenberg University, OH, the Kansas City Art Institute, and Alfred University, Chris has pursued an active exhibiting schedule as well as a commitment to teaching. He has been a professor of Ceramic Arts at Penn State University since 1990. His most essential challenge: to balance family, art making, and teaching.
He states, “Clay’s formlessness is its greatest gift. This affords it infinite possibilities of becoming. It is clay’s ability to reveal traces of the moment when it is touched, and then our capacity to revisit that moment, that makes it so life affirming.”
WHEN: October 30 – December 5, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, October 30, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
WHAT: “Chris Staley: Harmony and Dissonance, New Work” Gallery Talk
Chris Staley is a nationally recognized master in his field with over 30 years experience. He will join Santa Fe Clay for the opening of his show Friday October 30th, and then again Saturday to discuss the process and theory behind his work.
WHEN: Saturday October 31st,3 pm
Images are available upon request. Thank you.