Art @ MSU | Dean Adams: Succession

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery at MSU announces Succession, an exhibition of the work of local ceramicist Dean Adams.  The exhibition runs from February 19 – March 7.  An opening reception with the artist will be held February 25 from 5-7 p.m.  The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Ceramic art by Dean Adams

The exhibition includes two very different bodies of work created by Adams. Many of the pieces were fired in his new wood-fired soda kiln. His inspiration comes from the architecture of wood-fired kilns, pre-historic Japanese kiln furniture, the landscape, and monumental architecture. Dean describes the sculptures as indicative of the relationship between the space of the kiln, the other pieces in the kiln, and the fire.

Dean Adams received his MA and MFA degrees from The University of Iowa. He has taught at Montana State University as an adjunct since fall of 2001. He exhibits nationally and internationally. He has participated in many artists’ residencies, including The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT; The Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada; and Watershed Center for Ceramics in New Castle, Maine.

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall on the MSU-Bozeman campus.  Haynes Hall is on 11th Avenue across from the duck pond.  For more information, please call Erin W. Anderson at 994-2562.

2 thoughts on “Art @ MSU | Dean Adams: Succession

  1. Sue McKenna

    Dean: To refresh your memory-I am Chelsea McKenna’s mom. We are just now getting going with our “Skype” here in Winnett on computer-and just had our first session with Chelsea’s boss, Gregg Mortenson at Keller Williams. I was wondering if you would be willing to set up a Skype session with us here at WHS. We meet at 1 PM and would love to work something out with you. Let me know if you are interested–Thank you. Sue McKenna, Winnett High School

  2. Sue McKenna

    P.S. Congrats on your show–Chelsea speaks highly of you–also, would like to visit with you bout the brick kiln you built from Winnett bricks for our history book–Sue

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