Exhibition featuring three artistsJanuary 4, 2011
Hinkley, Jensen, Shaman, an exhibition of paintings and ceramics by artists Laurie Shaman, Eric Jensen, and Ed Hinkley, will be exhibited at the Peter Paul Luce Gallery at Cornell College, Jan. 9 through Feb. 6.
An artist’s reception will be held Sunday, Jan. 9, 2-4 p.m. with a gallery talk at 2 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
Laurie Shaman studied ceramics, painting and drawing with Jan and Phil Sultz at Webster University in St. Louis, receiving her BA in 1977. She moved to Mineral Point, Wisc. working as a studio potter with focus on wheel thrown, stoneware vessels. In 1988 she relocated to Chicago to become a studio member of Lill Street Art Center, for twelve years she served as the director of educational and gallery programming. During this time her work evolved into hand-built, narrative pieces. Laurie also worked in Museum Education at the Art Institute of Chicago, taking part in docent training and exhibition programs. She currently maintains her own studio in the Ravenswood area of Chicago, producing work for gallery representation, commissions and studio events. Her work is featured at AKAR in Iowa City, Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis and Tamarack Gallery in Omena, Mich. She participates in exhibitions across the US, and her pieces are featured in numerous ceramic magazines, including Lark Book’s publications.
Eric Jensen received his M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy. He is a founding member of the Lill Street Studios in Chicago. His studio is now housed separately and his work is nationally collected and
exhibited. Of his work Jensen says: “I come from a family of hand-workers; I feel I’m following their example. My goal is simplicity. If I were to name a source of inspiration it might be water-smoothed stones and wood, or Shaker furniture, or the writing of Wallace Stegner.”
Ed Hinkley studied at the City College of Chicago and the University of Chicago. Over 30 years he has exhibited in many group and solo gallery and museum exhibitions, mostly throughout Chicago and the Midwest. He’s taught painting and
drawing at the Evanston Art Center and Lill Street Art Center in Chicago, at the Art Institute’s Ox-Bow program in Saugatuck Michigan, in Ireland at the Allihies Language and Art Centre, Cork, and at Higham Hall College in England. He’s received a number of grants and residencies, and served as a panelist for art juries and grant making bodies. A self-taught artist, his method is a process of combining notes and rough sketches, with color
and shapes rendered in watercolors or multimedia works on paper. He takes the motifs formed by this process and lays them onto the canvas, often rotating the canvas as the images and colors suggest they might be applied. The finishing process then becomes an intuitive one of discovery and excavation.
This exhibition is funded through the generosity of the Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information contact Sue Coleman, firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 319-895-4491.
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