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Colby Parsons, Semiotic [Art Exhibit]
Colby Parsons, Semiotic [Art Exhibit]
When:  Mon, August 18 2014 11:00 AM - Fri, September 26 2014 04:00 PM
Location:  Porter Hall
Address:  202 E. Cleveland, Pittsburg, KS 66762

Ceramicist and New Media artist Colby Parsons will exhibit glazed stoneware with projected video loops in the University Gallery in Porter Hall from August 18 through September 26, 2014. Parsons will hold a public lecture with a reception to follow at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014 in Room 103 of Porter Hall

“Parsons marries tangible matter and projected light into a seamless tango so it becomes virtually impossible to decipher where his glazed stoneware ends and the images he is projecting onto them begin.”1 Hand built ceramic forms mimic the everyday shapes of common scenes from Parsons’ daily life. From a cast iron skillet with eggs, the floor of his bedroom, to spoons in a silverware drawer his composite video projections enhance the already remarkably rendered objects, imbuing them with their own histories and thought processes, taking them to a stance of memory and thought, beyond the physical form.

Parsons received his B.Ph. from Miami University, Ohio, and his M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He currently is an Associate Professor of ceramics at Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas. His work has been at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in California, The International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark, the University of Pennsylvania Art Museum, and in Dallas at the Craighead Green Gallery, the Pawn Gallery, and 500X.  He has also created a site-specific installation for the 2010 Taiwanese Ceramic Biennial at the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum.

Please note adjusted gallery hours are 11:00am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday.


1 Bowman, S. Portico,  “In An Instant,” Ceramics: Art and Perception, No.93 2013

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