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Clara Hatton

Gallery

New Work by Andy Brayman

Closing reception: Friday, March 8, 5-7pm

 

Andy Brayman will teach a workshop on making and applying ceramic decals. He will discuss his concepts and strategies for integrating computer generated imagery on his slip cast forms.

Workshop will be from 1-3pm, Friday, March 8, 

A-Wing of the Visual Art Building, Pottery Area, CSU (free and open to the public)

Sponsored by Hatton Gallery, Pottery Guild and ASCSU

Brayman is among a growing number of artist using data and computation as both a medium and a tool for artwork.  His focus is on producing objects out of porcelain that are influenced in both form and surface from sensory data from the natural world.  This exhibition displays his methods and the results of his research.

“These pots come from my research into new technologies coupled with a traditional interest in utility. The basic forms are largely defined by conventions of function. The specifics of the forms and their surfaces are born from contemporary computer technology. The drawings are first created digitally by a computer program taking sensor data from the natural world and converting it into abstracted geometries. Light, temperature, humidity, and wind speed just outside my studio are used by software to drive the specifics of the marks on the pots.”- Andy Brayman 2012

 Artist Bio:

Andy Brayman’s work is a combination of traditional craft, industrial processes, and contemporary art strategies. His art demonstrates an object’s potential to be both beautiful and cerebral.

 

In 2005, Andy founded The Matter Factory in Kansas City. It is part artist studio, part laboratory, and part factory. In addition to producing objects of his design, the company contains a collaborative element. Guest designers and artists are invited to develop objects for production, which might otherwise have trouble finding an eager manufacturer.

 

Andy Brayman holds a BA in sociology and a BFA in ceramics from the University of Kansas (1996) and an MFA in ceramics from Alfred University (1998).

“Nature as Muse: Analog Signals and Digital Output”