“Resolutions” at Luce Gallery

“Resolutions”, a ceramics installation by artist Linda Swanson, will be exhibited at the Peter Paul Luce Gallery at Cornell College, Saturday, Jan. 14 through Sunday Feb. 12.

An opening reception will be held Saturday Jan. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. in McWethy Hall. Artist Linda Swanson will give a gallery talk at 3 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.

Linda Swanson has lived in Montreal since 2008 and originally comes from California.  Her work has been exhibited in Montreal, Paris, New York and across the U.S ., receiving awards from the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, NCECA, and the Cattaraugus Arts Council.  Linda’s work has been supported with grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Saltonstall Foundation and Concordia University.

Swanson studied ceramics at Tekisui Museum in Japan and earned a BA in Art History, a BFA in ceramics and an MFA.  Since graduating in 2005, she has taught ceramics at Alfred University, the Kansas City Art Institute and Concordia University.

In her statement about the installation Swanson says, “We are generally accustomed to experiencing ceramics in a finished and permanent state. “Resolutions” is a series of installations that slows down and explores the processes inherent to water, clay and glaze that we usually don’t get to see.  These elemental materials are set up within a framework that allows them to act and change form according to their own tendencies. Seeing simple transformations of matter in this way reminds us that the universe is an amazing place and engages our capacity of wonder and to question how and what we know.”

Peter Paul Luce Gallery programming 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, scoleman@cornellcollege.edu or call: 319-895-4491.