Cumbrian Blue(s) - Pastoral printed blue and white ceramics with a political edge


Please join us for an artist reception and lecture for our new Guest Resident Artist, Paul Scott.

Thursday, September 12, 2013  6:00pm
The University of the Arts, CBS Auditorium, 320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia.

Paul Scott's journey from aspiring landscape painter to conceptual artist and 'noted porcelain up-cycler'. The lavishly illustrated lecture will examine Scott's artistic evolution from work based on a Minoan faience mosaic, through re-animated blue/white ceramics on domestic and
monumental scales. It will show the journeying of images through different media - weaving historical, geographic, contemporary threads into an artistic and global travel narrative.

Paul Scott is an artist, author and educator known for pioneering research into the graphic development of vitreous surfaces. His characteristic artworks can be found in public spaces and collections around the globe ­ including the V&A London, the National Museum Stockholm, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design Oslo, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, and in Vietnam as part of the Hanoi Mosaic Mural.

He is Professor of Ceramic Art at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO) Norway, Digital Research Fellow at Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design. The third edition of his classic text Ceramics and Print was published by Bloomsbury/University of Pennsylvania Press in December 2012. He has recently curated an exhibition at the Norwegian National Museum of Art Architecture and Design Oslo. Horizon ­ Landscapes, Ceramics and Prints  and currently has a solo exhibition Cumbrian Blue(s) at Erie Art Museum. Paul Scott is represented by Ferrin Contemporary.

This event is open to the public.

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