Ceramics, mixed-media exhibition to focus on gender, body, psyche

A ceramics and-mixed media installation featuring the work of SUNY Oswego master’s degree candidate Carrie Gregg will open with a free public reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Oswego State Downtown.

The exhibition, “Carrie Gregg: Mentation Viscus,” will run through Dec. 1 at the gallery and branch of the College Store, West First and Bridge streets in Oswego.

Gregg creates fragments of the human body that are manipulated using contrasting glazes, carving and the application of decals, achieving an at times surreal effect.

“‘Mentation Viscus’ is an installation that encompasses several ideas: gender, the body and the psyche,” Gregg said in an artist’s statement. “This work reflects layers of the themes that will be displayed in a gradual landscape from the external to the internal by use of ceramic and mixed media.”

Carrie Gregg artworkGregg, born in Flint, Mich., has nurtured her interest in ceramics since age 3, when she dug holes in her back yard to get at the clay layer. After high school, she worked for several years with a ceramic artist in northeastern Michigan making and casting molds, firing kilns and working in the artist’s gallery. She later earned an associate’s degree in studio art from Cayuga Community College and a bachelor of fine arts degree from SUNY Oswego with a concentration in ceramic art.

Oswego State Downtown is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information about the exhibition, call 312-2112 or email michael.flanagan@oswego.edu.

PHOTO CAPTION: Ceramics installation—SUNY Oswego master’s degree candidate Carrie Gregg will exhibit her ceramics and mixed-media works beginning with an artist’s reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Oswego State Downtown, West First and Bridge streets in Oswego.

(Posted: Oct 11, 2012)

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