Vitrified Existence

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Installation shot © Cynthia Madrigal
Vitrified Existence
Curated by: David Armstrong

150 East Third Street
Pomona, CA 91766
October 7th, 2008 - November 29th, 2008
Opening: October 11th, 2008 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

inland empire
Tue-Sat 11: 30-5; and every second Saturday from 3-9
Armstrong's Gallery
ceramic, sculpture
Free-open to the public



Jeff Whyman: Vitrified Existence

Armstrong's announces its up-coming exhibition: "Jeff Whyman: Vitrified Existence."  This show will display works from the talented and highly skilled ceramic artist, Jeff Whyman. "Vitrified Existence" will run from Tuesday, October 7 through Saturday, November 29.

Whyman's work displays a variety of sculptural forms completed with wood-fired, glazing surface techniques.  Wood-firing is known for its lengthy, labor intensive process but the results are incredible and stunning.  The wood-firing technique creates astounding and distinctive surfaces, which would be unattainable with any other firing method.

Whyman's work is about the beauty, wonder and majesty of our daily life.  The clay, the earth, the sun, the minerals, the colors of our transitions and the eternal process of our existence is all a part of his galactic expressions in the permanency of fired ceramic vessels.  Whyman is also a diver and his ceramic creations are reminiscent of the treasures found on the ocean floor.

The success and accomplishments of Jeff Whyman include numerous solo and group shows across the country.  He also has many of his pieces in selected public collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Boca Raton, FL and the St. Louis Medical Center.  Whyman received his B.F.A from the University of Miami and his M.F.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.  He was also given the opportunity and privilege of working with the acclaimed ceramic artist, Peter Volkous, for many years.

Armstrong's is located at 150 East 3rd Street Pomona, Calif., 91766The gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. and every second Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Gallery reception will be held on October 11 and November 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.