USI Ceramics II students present The Lamp Project at New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art
November 11, 2022
The University of Southern Indiana and USI's New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art (NHGCA) BG (back gallery) Projects are proud to present The Lamp Project, a group show featuring ceramic installations by USI Ceramics II students at NHGCA in New Harmony, Indiana. The exhibition will be on display November 12 through December 17. An opening reception will take place from 4-6 p.m. November 12 at the NHGCA. Regular NHGCA hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
The Lamp Project is an experimental student-driven exhibition, exploring functional ceramics through the material of light-giving objects. The lamp as a form provides a useful touchstone to explore the aesthetic values of the handmade and the more familiar aesthetics of consumerism and material culture. Ranging from the cute, the kitsch, the hungry, the romantic and the occasionally austere, each individual contribution offers a thematically playful and unique approach to both form and content.
Artists featured in the exhibit include Ashley Banks, Lunar Bowen, Caro Burks, Elizabeth Garland, Zoe Lawrence, Mia Mitchell, Katherine (Kassi) Norton, Katelynn Roy, Jaeda Thompson and Leanne Werkmeister.
NHGCA is dedicated to enhancing the experiences of students through BG Projects, an artist-run exhibition space in the back gallery. BG Projects at NHGCA allows students to exhibit, experiment, and/or curate within a working contemporary art gallery setting. Through exhibition and curatorial strategies, students can envision new possibilities for collaborations and their art practice. NHGCA promotes discourse about and access to contemporary art in the Southern Indiana region.