Exhibition: Seconds: Joani Inglett MA Exhibition
Dates: February 5-20, 2016
Where: Harrison Galleries, 2315 University Boulevard, Tuscaloosa
Reception: Friday, February 5, 6-9 p.m., Harrison Galleries
The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History is pleased to present Joani Inglett‘s master of arts exhibition, Seconds, February 5 through 12, in the Harrison Galleries in downtown Tuscaloosa. There will be a reception for the artist Friday, February 5, 6-9 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend.
In the works in this exhibition, Inglett hopes to uncover what we as viewers assume about the ubiquitous “cup and saucer” and to explore through humor and surprise the ways this object group represents social and economic divisions in our culture. Inglett said, “My particularly irreverent treatment of [the cup and saucer] plays on a postmodern approach highlighting the downfall of a middle class.” In her creations, she “also asks the viewer, in a playful way, to acknowledge the subjectivity of taste by highlighting my own definition of a tasteful, sensual, and feminine display. I chose to call this work Seconds in reference to giving the objects a second chance, look, or purpose than to which they were born.”
Joani Inglett is a ceramic artist from Athens, Georgia. In her second year as a graduate student at the University of Alabama, she is exploring the possibilities of material through experimentation with porcelain slip and ceramic glazes. She received the BFA in ceramics from Kennesaw State University in 2013. Inglett has participated in invitational and juried exhibitions around the Southeast and was awarded a fellowship to Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft, Gatlinburg, TN. She is a member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Inglett’s website is www.joaniinglett.com.
A thesis exhibition is one of the requirements for the successful completion of the Master of Arts program. For more information about the graduate programs of the UA Department of Art and Art History, visit these links: http://art.ua.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/