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A Dead Reckoning: Virtual Panel Discussion

September 9, 6:00 pm to September 9, 7:00 pm



Presented in conjunction with the exhibition A Dead Reckoning: Navigating Contemporary Ceramics, this virtual program brings together a panel of nationally recognized artists to discuss current approaches to ceramics, the relationships between representational work and abstraction, and the importance of community engagement and social practice. Moderated by curator Adam Shiverdecker, the talk will highlight work by panelists Ebitenyefe Baralaye, Caitlin Rhea, Jesse Ring, and Virginia Scotchie. This program is free and open to the public.


Dead Reckoning is a navigational term to determine the current position, or fix, of a moving object or form by relying on known previous movements and locations of that object. Ceramics is an art form currently moving in all directions: ceramicists are exploring novel technologies such as 3D printing, while also re-imagining traditional techniques of shaping clay such as solid-forming and coil-building. Where is the field of American ceramic art going? A Dead Reckoning invites viewers to consider this question by including work by artists addressing a range of issues and clay processes that look to monumental scale, nature, consumerism, politics, personal relationships and history. While all of these works are moving in their own direction, they share one guiding fix: clay.