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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Nov. 10, 2009

Furimsky's ceramics exhibit opens Nov. 16

Furimsky exhibit

The Northwest Department of Art's Visiting Artist Series continues this trimester with an exhibit by Erin Furimsky Monday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Dec. 11, in the first floor gallery space of the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building.

Furimsky, whose works in clay are built by hand, will give a lecture on her work at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in DeLuce 244. The event is free and open to the public.

The artist, an instructional assistant professor at Illinois State University, received an MFA in ceramic art from Ohio State University and was named an emerging artist in 2006 by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.

Furimsky said she takes advantage of the plasticity of clay to construct forms that are at once carefully controlled and at the same time, sensually expressive. On the surface of her works, there is a deep and complex layering of pattern, texture and color. Furimsky's small scale sculptures seek to extract and reconstruct elements of functional domestic forms. Her investigation encompasses not only the aesthetic qualities of familiar objects, but also their symbolic functions within our lives. Furimsky said she investigates where these two realms overlap and what happens when the decorative aspect becomes the function.

The DeLuce Gallery is open from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday; 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, contact Northwest's Department of Art at 660.562.1326.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468