Resistance - Angela Carbone and David Bogus
Part of the SA/VS Visiting Artist Series
Artist Talk: Friday, February 15, noon
Angela Carbone: Through the use of multiple ceramic objects, a layered symbolic dialogue confronts the viewer with a sense of diametric opposition. As the viewer approaches the work for closer examination, the attractive decorative quality of each individual object contrasts the discernment of the unabridged image. The viewer’s analysis of cultural, social and economic issues, encourages contemporary interpretations of liberty and justice. If the work can only provoke a spirited and meaningful dialogue, it accomplishes more than mainstream media has achieved in our current political climate.
Angela is a ceramic sculptor based in Lexington, Kentucky. A native of New Jersey, Angela holds an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and BFA from Green Mountain College. She received a Sheridan Teaching Certificate from The Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning at Brown University. Angela has extensively exhibited her artwork regionally around Texas, consecutively participating in the 19th and 20th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. Angela has also been an Intern at Greenwich House Pottery in NYC and at Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center in Middlebury VT. Currently, Angela is an art teacher at the Living Arts and Science Center and Kentucky Mudworks.
David Bogus: Among other works, Bogus will be exhibiting his Optimist Luggage series. "I first started to make suitcases because as a young artist I had to pack up and move every year. Like my identity, my work is a contradiction. One day it’s about concealing deep psychological baggage, the next, an optimistic view of my inflated ego in a Warholian pop reference."
David Bogus was born in Fall River, Massachusetts and holds an MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a BFA from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. He has taught at The University of Idaho, The University of Wyoming, Texas A&M International University, and is currently Assistant Professor of Art in Ceramics at Eastern Kentucky University. Recently, Bogus was selected as a 2015 NCECA Emerging Artist. He has shown his work both internationally and nationally at various venues including; Icheon World Ceramic Center, Alijira Center for Contemporary Art, The Las Cruces Museum of Art, The Carbondale Clay Center, The Nicolaysen Museum of Art, The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, The Florida State University Museum of Art, The Seattle Design Center, The Phoenix
Gallery, and Brown University.