This interdisciplinary project brings together both ceramic and art history students and their visual and written works in a collaborative environment.
Don't miss this exhibition of explorations by ceramics students in monoprinting, stencilling and painting on handmade clay surfaces, accompanied by an art historical response to each piece.
On view in the VA Building until March 14, and again from April 12 to May 10 in the Webster Library display case.
Scripting brings together both ceramic and art history students and their visual and written works in a collaborative environment. It was conceived as a two-part exercise, involving the initial making of the ceramic works by the ceramic students, followed by an art historical/critical response to them written by ceramic history students.
The first phase provides an opportunity for the ceramic students to present their ceramic explorations in monoprinting, stencilling and painting on their handmade clay surfaces. These surfaces can be modified by relief or remain flat. In this exhibition, the surface of the wall is also recognized as an integral aspect of the work. The art history students have an opportunity to encounter a variety of contemporary ceramic tiles that engage with ornament and/or pattern in a compelling way, and are tasked with writing short catalogue essays by weaving together historical tile history and issues of ornament and decoration within a contemporary context. The history students have an opportunity to engage with these contemporary objects that are displayed in a real world setting, while the ceramic makers will have a chance to receive insightful and informed discussions about their works.
The final stage of this interdisciplinary exercise takes place at the Concordia Webster Library. At this time, the art history students’ written essays will be brought together with the corresponding ceramic tile works. In this new space, where all the components of the exercise are finally united, this Faculty of Fine Art student interdisciplinary collaboration will be able to reach a wider university audience. Images of the exhibition installations and written works will be made available digitally.