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March 6, 2015
The work of ceramicist Andy Casto will be featured in the latest exhibit to be displayed in Northwest Missouri State University’s Olive DeLuce Art Gallery.
The exhibit opens with a lecture and reception at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, in Room 244 of the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building. The lecture, reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.
“My current body of work follows an autobiographical inquiry into the formal relationships objects, bodies and relics undergo when subjected to the downward pull of gravity,” Casto says in an artist statement. “Gravity in this context serves as a metaphor for personal responsibility, and the stress we encounter in present society. Beginning with this premise, I embrace the deconstruction of objects familiar to my history as a ceramic artist.”
Casto creates rudimentary compositions and breaks them down into elemental components. The remaining structures undergo porcelain casting slip, texturing work, under-glaze, glaze and luster applications through multiple firings.
Casto received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa with a concentration in ceramics. He currently is assistant professor of art at Kansas State University.
The exhibit will remain open until Friday, April 3, in the Olive DeLuce Art Gallery. Regular DeLuce Gallery hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.
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