Sep 08, 2021
College of the Ozarks hosts “resilient” Art Exhibit, Sept. 7 – Oct. 6
POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks will display the artistic work of ceramic artist Matt Kelleher, from Sept. 7 – Oct. 6, in the Boger Art Gallery. Located inside the Jones Learning Center, the Boger Art Gallery is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The exhibit, titled “resilient,” displays a blend of utilitarian pots, vessels, and sculptures made at various times over the last year.
“Pottery is a continuous curiosity; how it’s made, how it feels, its shape, its surface, how it exists in a home as an object, or a tool, or maybe an image,” Kelleher stated. “When making pottery, I search for poised forms that suggest sculpture, respect utility, and perform well.”
About Matt Kelleher
Matt Kelleher is an associate professor of ceramics at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He joined the faculty in 2015 after a decade of working as a studio potter in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Kelleher has displayed his artwork vastly and lectured both nationally and internationally.
Kelleher has participated in residencies at Penland School of Crafts, Archie Bray Foundation, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, and Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute. As he continues to create new ceramic pieces, he has expanded his studio practice to include larger sculptural ideas.