Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Joyce Jablonski, Transcendental Dialectic

Ben Bailey Art Gallery
On View:  March 21 – April 20, 2012
Artist Talk: Wed. March 21st, 6PM – 7PM
Reception : Wed. March 21st, 7PM –9PM

Artist and educator Joyce Jablonski will bring her ceramics exhibit to the Ben Bailey Art Gallery beginning Wednesday, March 21, and continuing through Friday, April 20.  Transcendental Dialectic seeks to continue investigating the sculptural installation forms as well as graphic images with china paints and decals on two-dimensional tiles.

She will have an artist’s talk at 6 p.m. March 21, in the Little Theatre followed by a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. in the art gallery.

“My work has always been nurtured by the idea of ‘the nature of the being’ which seeks to question the traditional definition of the sacred and the secular,” Jablonski said. “I consider myself a modern-day shaman, who also questions, challenges and hopes to bring new meaning to the ordinary. New metaphors emerge in a modern medium to seek the universal truth. I also seek an inner awareness of myself through the intuitive drive, creating works of art and teaching the value of things beyond appearance.”

About Joyce Jablonski

Jablonski has more than 20 years’ experience teaching and making art in universities and in art organizations. She is currently professor of art and head of ceramics at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. She teaches ceramics. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Artsdegree from Youngstown State University and her Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Texas at San Antonio.

Her artwork has been widely exhibited in venues that include South Bend Regional Museum and the Snite Museum of Art in South Bend, Indiana; the Banff Center in Alberta, Canada; and the McDonough Museum and Butler Institute of Art in Youngstown. Her work has been shown in local galleries during National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts conferences in San Antonio, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Phoenix and San Diego.

Jablonski’s work also has been shown in the Midwest Museum in Elkhart, Indiana and the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Sedalia, Missouri. She has been featured in exhibitions for five consecutive years at the Navy Pier New Art Forms and Art Exposition in Chicago and in Feats of Clay XII at the Lincoln Arts Center in Lincoln, California.

Internationally, her work has been exhibited in Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, New Zealand, Argentina, China and Russia.