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.
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.