Monday 29 November 2010

Matthew Briscoe: Transformation at Pan Gallery, 6-22 Dec


Coming up at Pan Gallery is Matthew Briscoe's solo exhibition Transformation. Matthew was the 2009 Fresh! Ceramic Art Award winner as judged by Northcote Pottery Supplies (of which Pan Gallery is part of), and Transformation is the result of this prize!

In 2009 Matthew completed the Diploma of Ceramics at the University of Ballarat TAFE and was selected to participate in Fresh!, our annual exhibition of graduate work (by the way this year's Fresh! opens on Fri 3 Dec!).

Continuing his studies in 2010, undertaking a Degree in Visual Arts at the University of Ballarat, Matthew has continued to develop his previously exhibited Deconstructed Bowl series.

Transformation presents the progression of this body of work, utilizing the object to explore values in light and shade. The pieces have been made by deconstructing wheel thrown bowls and reforming the pieces to create new shapes. The works go through a transformation and by low firing the stoneware clay the sheen of the slip is maintained, highlighting the play of light on the surface of the reconstructed object.

Matthew with his work at Fresh! last year. Photograph by Jake Walker

Transformation opens this Saturday 4 December from 2-4pm at Pan Gallery, 142-144 Weston Street. The exhibition runs till 22 December and opening hours are Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm.

Check out Pan Gallery for more information!

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