Andrea Moon and Wesley Harvey
Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas
Dec 9, 2010 – Jan 28, 2011
Closing Reception/ Artist Talk: Friday, Jan 28 from 5-7 PM
Richland College’s Brazos Gallery is proud to feature Intricate Spaces, the sculptural ceramic works of Andrea Moon and Wesley Harvey. The exhibition questions identity through the object and its emotional association. Harvey’s work subverts traditional figurines into metaphors for sexual validation and inquiry while Moon’s raw structural pieces expose a delicate, disrupted emptiness. The exhibition will run from December 7th through January 28th, 2011 while the classes are in session. Please join us for the closing reception and artist talk on Friday, January 28th, 2011 from 5-7 PM.
Harvey and Moon, national exhibiting artists, have both used the figure in ceramics to explore aspects of humanity. Their work presents intimate details delicately placed together to create complex and layered, narrative sculptures. Intricate Spaces allows the works to develop a discourse through an immediate juxtaposition of technique and refinement reuniting through a common thread of vulnerability and methodology.
About the ARTISTS:
Wesley Harvey’s sculptures use seductive figures with candy colored surfaces that become sexual and playful. By the use of kitsch and cute objects, the narratives begin to question social class, gender, and identity through the mundane items that make up the narrative.
Harvey is originally from Van Buren, Indiana, “the popcorn capital of the world.” He received his BFA in Ceramics in 2002 from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and then received his MFA in Ceramics in 2007 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Wesley has exhibited his artwork nationally and internationally. His artwork can be found in various publications including 500 Contemporary Ceramic Sculptures and The Essential Guide to Mold Making & Slip Casting and also in the permanent collections of the Art & Artifact Collection at the Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender, and Reproduction and the Shanghai Museum of Arts & Crafts. He currently lives and works in San Antonio, TX. He teaches at the University of the Incarnate Word and Northwest Vista College.
Recent review of Wesley’s work.
Andrea Moon creates raw, crude spaces that are reminiscent of the figure with a declarative emptiness. Most concerned with form and structure, she challenges balance, tension, and proportion with multiple clay parts and a simple color palette.
Moon is currently an Artist in Residence in Ceramic Sculpture at Arrowmont School of Art and Craft in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. She was born and raised in Northern Ohio. She developed a love for clay as a studio potter for a production company, Packer Creek Pottery, Genoa, Ohio and continued her clay studies at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. Later she completed her Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics and Sculpture at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Andrea has taught at various institutions and organizations most recently at Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Art. She is presently developing a new body of artwork, teaching clay courses, and working within a non-profit campus and an art gallery.