Two ceramic artists present work in conjunction with NCECA Phoenix
Christian S. Tonsgard and Darien Johnson are Master of Fine Arts candidates in ceramics in the ASU Herberger College School of Art.
The National Council on the Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) convenes in Phoenix for its annual conference April 8-11, 2009. In coordination with this prestigious convention, two MFA ceramics candidates in the ASU Herberger College School of Art present their thesis exhibitions at the Harry Wood Gallery on the Tempe campus.
Christian S. Tonsgard exhibits Mise en Place, a French phrase for “put in place.” The artwork showcases pieces that work functionally while maintaining an aesthetic integrity when not in use. Tonsgard presents his body of work in a domestic setting, hoping to challenge the perception of craft while showcasing an innate sense of functional design and clean aesthetic. In Elevation Gain,Darien Johnson explores the manipulation of information as it is cognitively and digitally filtered on ceramic pieces.
For additional information about NCECA, read the press release:http://art.asu.edu/ceramics/nceca/NCECA-Press-Release.pdf and visit the ASU Art Museum Web site:http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu
Harry Wood Gallery, School of Art building, 900 S. Forest Mall, ASU Tempe campus
Exhibition: April 6–17, 2009
Reception: Thursday, April 9, 7–9 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
ASU Herberger College School of Art
Master of Fine Arts candidate
The School of Art is a division of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Its printmaking, photography and art education programs are nationally ranked in the top 10, and its Master of Fine Arts program is ranked eighth among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. The school includes four student galleries for solo and group shows by graduate and undergraduate art and photography students: Gallery 100, Harry Wood, Northlight and Step. To learn more about the School of Art, visit art.asu.edu.
Interim Gallery coordinator