Included But Not Limited To

2ND FLOOR GALLERY

Included But Not Limited To is an exhibition featuring several emerging artists from Kent, Ohio. The exhibition is connected through the vast usage of ceramics and clay through interdisciplinary practices. Practices including painting, weaving, embroidery, woodworking, metal fabrication and technology in conjunction with ceramics complicates the language of craft in fine-arts through functional objects, sculpture and installation.  

The artists invited to participate in this exhibition are a mix of graduating and on-going BFA and MFA candidates at Kent State University. The variety of concepts span from abstraction of nature, post-minimalism, imagined landscapes in the sculptural and installation-based works. Functional and decorative works challenge limitations of surface and form in traditional and contemporary ways.  

With this exhibition, our aim is to celebrate the diversity of ceramics as a material as well as unify aesthetics and concepts that play with expectations of craft within the fine arts. 

If you are interested in purchasing any artwork from this exhibition please contact Natalie Grieshammer

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1

Laura Dirksen
Edger Surprise Lux Tempo
Ceramic, underglaze, colored slip, Hamada Glaze, acrylic paint, wax
$1500

My work references the female figure, religious iconography, popular culture and an evident and expanding personal lexicon. These elements determine the form of the expressionistic vessels that embody the collision of these disparate symbols. These figures, colors and patterns become a language of symbols representing iconic and stimulating moments in my life. The work appears riddled with dissonant signifiers that allude to experiences with layered connotations. Continuing these investigations in clay, renews and gives the work a greater sophistication and complexity through its materiality and scale. My work is reliant on collage for its immediacy and intuitive nature. Through this process I forge compositions of color, pop cultural references, pattern and spatial exploration. These initial works on paper function as momentary mantras illuminating emerging themes and their multi- dimensional personas that I further explore through my large-scale ceramic sculpture. My work embodies my own cognitive dissonance and becomes a vehicle to understand my conflicted and evolving value system. My time in the studio and the processes I employ provide an intuitive understanding of myself through the act of making. The resulting sculptures are honest documentations of my grappling with my own identity.

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2

Harris Rosenblum
Wagecuck 40k (Contracted Optimized Distribution Center Orc)
soy based UV resin, paint, oak, glue, glass, synthetic turf made from sawdust and egg based paint
$300

This work is a set of speculative objects that try to find spirit in places where the physical becomes a confused causal influence over human experience. The choreography of understanding is parasitic on the live-streamed tutorial. The RTX rendering informs a real knowledge of the potential energy of things becoming closer and touching each other. The ritual emerges from the crevices and disposable excess of the physical world. The work is an attempt to discover a set of primary materials that fall out of this fractured reality and build a new, beautiful, natural world that shows humanity in the mediation.

Harris Rosenblum is a sculptor based in Kent, Ohio. He is a candidate for a MFA in ceramics at Kent State University and is a member of the Super Secret Sleeper Cell.

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3

Harris Rosenblum
Earth and New Earth Miku
PLA, Poplar, Cosmetic Mica, Steel, Glue, Raw clay harvested from Wendy’s Parking lot during rebuild, glass
$600

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4

Harris Rosenblum
/r9k Seppuku (for Ciara)
Box (OSB, glue, acrylic sheet, Realtree camo satin fabric, mattress foam, chipboard, synthetic turf, ratchet straps, brass, hardware, polyurethane, glue), Icon (gold leaf, soy based UV resin, photograph of Ciara Horan), Sword (steel, hydro-dipped poplar, epoxy), Sword stand (raw clay harvested from Wendy’s parking lot while under renovation)
$1500

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5

Harris Rosenblum
Infinite Squalor
python script, dataset collected from r/neckbeardnests, paper
$300

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6

Laura Dirksen
Submerged
Stoneware, colored slip, underglaze, wash, wooden palette, acrylic paint, epoxy, concrete blocks, and wire
$1400

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7

Laura Dirksen
The Cherry-Field Grocery Sculpture
Stoneware, colored slip, underglaze, wash, wooden palette, acrylic paint, wax, epoxy, concrete blocks
$1200

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8

Meagan Smith
Untitled 1
hand woven digital weaving on TC1 loom, designed in Photoshop, painted warp, cotton, synthetic yarn, found beach object, porcelain fired to cone 9
$160

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Milo Schumann

9    Sunset
Brown stoneware and underglaze
$75

10   Sweet Skies Bowl
White stoneware and underglaze
NFS

11   Rainbows on Rainbows Mug
White stoneware and underglaze
$80

12   Bubble Bath
White stoneware and underglaze
$70

13   Rainy Day
Brown stoneware and underglaze
NFS

Milo Schumann is a craftsperson based in Cleveland, Ohio. They recently graduated from Kent State University with a BFA in Ceramics. Currently, their work focuses on prioritizing joy and adding delight to everyday objects.

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14

Meagan Smith
Wave 1 & 2
hand woven digital weaving on TC1 loom, designed in Photoshop, painted warp, cotton, synthetic yarn, found beach object, porcelain fired to cone 9
$200 each

My weavings and ceramics create a sensory experience that heightens awareness of tactility created by phenomenological movements of wave like patterns. These works are influenced by my experience as a competitive swimmer being in the water. Dynamic actions such as floating, splashing, bending, submerging provides inspiration for the development of the undulating structural transformation of weave patterns and textures in objects. The designs for these woven compositions are created in the virtual realm of the computer. Starting from a structural system of undulating marks, I respond intuitively, by collaging and building animated textural patterns. These patterns vibrate with motion, intense saturated coloring, and are meant to provide an immersive experience through their optical physicality of thread interlacing one another. Similar to the action of swimming, directional forces are at play, intersect and break up with moments of activity and rest. The ambiguity and unstable quality of movement captures the way I am seeing and moving physiologically within mediated, artificial spaces.

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15

Jennifer Masley
Strung
Porcelain, wood, and cord
$900

My work is a mix of play and self reflection. I pull inspiration from the domestic spaces I grew within through the use of materials used for textured walls, carpeting, as well as seemingly personal objects like stuffed animals, and utensils. Through a playful use of materials, I aim to capture a sense of effortless gesture. Examples of this is in a scrunched up straw wrapper, a quickly blow bubble that was pinched and stuck onto something, or a quick tear in a piece of paper. These are gestures that cannot be easily created without feeling contrived or disingenuous. By merging familiar objects and materials with unusual compositions, I am building a visual language supported by post minimal and post-post modernist ideals. I am interested in the way a material or object can be recognizable by varied groups of people and their contextual meaning can be altered by what they’re next to.

Jennifer Masley is an artist currently located in North East Ohio. She is a recent Master of Fine Arts recipient from Kent State University. Jenn’s work has been in numerous juried exhibitions at the National Ceramics Conference (NCECA), the Sculpture X Symposium and at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art in San Angelo, Texas. She will also be a part of a two person exhibition at Troppus Project in Kent, Ohio in September 2021.

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16

Jennifer Masley
Untitled
Paper, tape, paint, pencil and rubber
$1000

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17

Macgregor Mason
Segmented Vessels
Soda fired porcelain
$40 each

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18

Eva Polzer
Self Portrait
ceramic, chair, housepaint, polyfill, cement, plaster, chicken wire, ribar
NFS

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19

Macgregor Mason
Segmented Vessels
Soda fired porcelain
$40 each

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20

Meagan Smith
Above & Below
hand woven digital weaving on TC1 loom, designed in Photoshop, painted warp, cotton, synthetic yarn, found beach object, porcelain fired to cone 9
$200

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21

Jennifer Masley
Furniture for things
Wood, popcorn ceiling, paint, porcelain, apple peeler, silicone, and thumb tack
$750

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22

Hope Ashley
the dichotomy, the dualism, and ultimately the ambivalence.. of.. being.
MDF board, terra-cotta clay, house paint, epoxy, twine, wooden dowel, electrical tape roll
$370

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23

David Kruk
(Un)Conventional Series
Ceramic
variable

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24

Meagan Smith
Untitled 2
hand woven digital weaving on TC1 loom, designed in Photoshop, painted warp, cotton, synthetic yarn, found beach object, porcelain fired to cone 9
$160

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25

Jennifer Masley
Ty db
Porcelain, bubblegum
$350

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26

David Kruk, Eva Polzer
Untitled
Ceramic
NFS

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27

Hope Ashley
Dropped the Ball
MDF board, terra-cotta clay, house paint, epoxy
$320

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 Photography by Bradley Hart, Summit Artspace resident artist. For more information www.bradleyhart.com.

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