2014 Fine Arts Faculty Focus Exhibition

Ann Christenson

Exhibition: August 18-September 13, 2014
Reception: Thursday, August 28, 6pm, Museum Gallery
Artist Talk: 7pm

The Museum of Art has a long-standing tradition of presenting work by department of Fine Arts faculty members. Since 2004, these exhibits have alternated large group shows with a biennial exhibit showcasing a recently retired faculty member.

This year the museum presents a retrospective exhibit of Ann Christenson’s work. Ann Christenson began teaching at WSU in 1990 as a ceramicist. Her work often resembles a confluence of juxtapositions: organic yet geometric, industrial yet primeval, intimate yet worldly, and awkward yet elegant.

She draws her influences from her cross-cultural experiences, domestic environment, and the natural world in order to explore space and material. She creates decorative ceramic forms that disrupt convention and echo an unexpected beauty. Intuition and improvisation often come into play, and the diversity of ceramic art throughout the ages fuels her creations.

To learn more about this exhibition, please visit the museum’s facebook page.