JOE BOVA - "Archetypes"
APRIL 23, 2017-MAY 28, 2017
Opening Reception with the Artist: Sunday, April 23, 1-4 p.m.
Internationally acclaimed artist Joe Bova fills the gallery with his whimsical and inquisitive works in clay.
"Animal imagery is the enduring subject of my art, and it is often intertwined with social and political commentary, eroticism, and humor. While I am interested in form and the vitality of expression, decoration, for its own sake, has never interested me. I look to the masterworks of the past for inspiration, particularly the Moche of Peru, Han Chinese, African Art, early Mediterranean ceramics, and lately, the powerful artistry of the Native Americans of the Southwest. " - Joe Bova
A member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Joe Bova was educated at the University of Houston (BFA, 1967) and the University of New Mexico (MA, 1969). A Professor Emeritus from LSU and Ohio University, in 2011 he was a Fulbright Fellow in Dublin, Ireland. Bova has taught workshops at institutions around the globe, including the NY State College of Ceramics at Alfred, University of Georgia's Cortona Italy Program, Rhode Island School of Design, Archie Bray Foundation, MT, the College of William and Mary, VA, and the Shangyu Celadon Modern International Ceramic Art Center, China. His work is in many public and private collections, including the Arizona State University Art Museum, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary, the National Collection of Ireland, the Los Angeles County Museum, CA, the Mint Museum of Art, NC, and the Shangyu Museum, China. Joe Bova lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Preview the exhibition:
Sherrie Gallerie 694 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
GALLERY HOURS: Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m., Closed Mondays
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