Ruff Neck, 2017 is in Nature and Neon at the Arromont School of Arts and Crafts until March 3, 2018.
DECEMBER 16, 2017 – MARCH 3, 2018 | SANDRA J. BLAIN GALLERY
NATURE AND NEON: NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION
Nature and Neon is a national juried exhibition organized by Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. This year’s theme invited submissions that explore juxtapositions between the natural and the artificial worlds. Arrowmont itself is geographically located where the natural and the constructed worlds converge, and is also an environment that fosters artistic creation and education. Chosen by juror, Garth Johnson, the works selected for the exhibition consider what is natural, what is unnatural, and how the intersection of both may attempt to realize its own disparate beauty. Parts whimsical and sobering, Nature and Neon offers introspection into what these artists observe about our contemporary relationship to the landscape.
Garth Johnson, curator of ceramics at the ASU Art Museum in Tempe, Arizona, selected 47 works created by 46 artists, from 189 submissions for consideration. The final selection of artists include works spanning all media, with a wide variety of approaches to the exhibition’s theme.
Ruff Neck, 2017. Found lottery tickets, metal finds and Czech glass beads.
Photo by Erik Gould.