February 14 - March 20, 2018
Laurie Shaman: "Drawn to Clay"
Gallery Talk by the artist and reception: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.
Please Note: The SXU Gallery will be closed for Spring Break: March 5-11.
Laurie Shaman is a Chicago-based artist, whose ceramic work is shown regularly in galleries and exhibitions across the country. It can also be seen in two Lark publications: The Best of 500 Ceramics and 500 Vases: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Form. When she was Director of Lill Street's gallery, she curated dozens of group and solo exhibitions involving ceramic artists of local and national prominence. In 2009, she created a six-panel ceramic mural "In the Swim," commissioned by the Public Art Program, City of Chicago, now installed and on view at the Hayes Park Natatorium in the Ashburn-Wrightwood community. Ms. Shaman states "I make tabletop and wall pieces in porcelain or stoneware using primarily slab-built techniques, with an eye on developing shapes and contours that best provide the surface for my hand drawn imagery. These forms thus become a canvas for depicting scenes that combine my interests in travel, art history and the natural world. The vases, vessels and wall pieces I make today evolved naturally over time from a strong foundation producing utilitarian pottery, as well as having an ongoing practice of creating works on paper with a variety of drawing techniques. These once separate pursuits have been the basis of my ceramic work, and combined, produce for me the greatest satisfaction: merging the painted surface to three-dimensional form."
SXU Art Gallery
L-114 of the Warde Academic Center
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655