Oswego State Downtown reception to introduce ceramic artist

Oswego State Downtown will hold a reception for ceramic artist and SUNY Oswego graduate student Matthew Wilson on Friday, April 1.

Matthew Wilson.The reception, free and open to the public, will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the gallery/college store at Bridge and West First streets in Oswego, in connection with an exhibition of Wilson’s ceramic art titled “From Dirt to the Dining Room” March 18 to April 16.

Wilson, currently studying for a master’s in art education (K-12) at SUNY Oswego, creates artwork that can best be described as collaboration between functional pieces and naturalistic styles. He utilizes wheel-thrown objects in common use, such as plates, bowls and cups, and alters them by interlocking multiple pieces and adorning them in styles that represent non-ceramic materials such as metal, wood and other elements. Wilson also does work in tiles and uses original photographs as decals.

The Elmira native holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from SUNY Oswego. He has lived in Alexandria, Va.; Wellfleet, Mass.; and Barcelona, Spain, as well as Oswego.

Oswego State Downtown, an extension of The College Store, is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

PHOTO CAPTION: Artist at work—Matthew Wilson, a ceramic artist and SUNY Oswego graduate student, plies his craft. His pieces, which often interlock common objects like plates, bowls and cups, are on exhibit March 18 to April 16 at Oswego State Downtown, corner of Bridge and West First streets in Oswego.

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(Posted: Mar 16, 2011)