Five ceramic students from WVU's College of Creative Arts School of Art and Design are exhibiting their work at Evansdale Library this summer.
George Jae Hyun Cho, Kari Kindelberger, Andrew Kellner, Brandon Schnur, Luke Doyle and Ken Lu are members of the WVU Clay Club whose mission is "to create a community of people with interest in ceramics to educate each other, promote our department and participate in the community."
Beth Royall, Creative Arts Librarian, said: "We're delighted to exhibit the WVU Clay Club's beautiful ceramic works and Ken Lu's meticulous paintings. They expose our summer visitors to outstanding examples of the work coming out of WVU's School of Art and Design."
The display shows the breadth of talent and style of the artists, from Cho's figurative, embracing porcelain figures, to Lu's geometric brightly colored abstract forms, to Kellner's hushed-toned, textured stacked houses, Schnur's sleeping dog, Doyle's tiny but exquisitely crafted pastel lidded jar, to Kindelberger's humble, intimate almost invisible 2-d porcelain figures.
All five students are out creating their work elsewhere this summer; Lu in artist residencies at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado, and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine; Schnur in Jingdezhen, China through WVU Ceramics in China program; Doyle will be working as a studio technician at the Chautauqua Institution in New York; Kindelberger at an artist residency at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and Kellner, who graduated in May, moved to Toronto to work as a studio manager at London Clay Centre.
Evansdale Library is also hosting a series of Singapore native Ken Lu's paintings about optical illusions which he continues to develop for his Master's thesis exhibit next spring. "Applying atmospheric perspective (color), I am able to play with visual effect to create an illusion of depth or relief. The position of the hexagons creates voids, questioning what image comes to mind first--the cubes or the void it created," he said.