Vessel Conception (or, Hold That Thought)
January 14 - February 7, 2008
St. Paul , MN. January 7, 2008 -- Starting on January 14th, the work of veteran Minnesota artist Keith Williams will be featured an installation-based solo exhibition at Denler Art Gallery in Roseville. The show will be comprised of Williams' recent ceramic pieces as well as his signature lyrical, expressive drawing. The work will be couched within a larger installation framework based around a critical conception of the "vessel". The artist's own quirky, idiosyncratic aesthetics join the larger installation to the individual pieces to form an immersive space that is equal parts playful experimentation and serious craft.
About the Artist
Keith Williams is a significant figure in the world of Ceramics, currently holding the title of Director at Large on the Board of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Among other things, he is also the Chair of the Art Department at Concordia College in St. Paul and the President of the Lowertown Artists Association in St. Paul, MN. He has received a number of honors, awards and commissions for his ceramic work, which is featured in public and private collections internationally. He is currently represented by Hemmingway Ceramics Gallery in Minneapolis, MN.
About the Gallery
The Denler Art Gallery is located on the campus of Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota and is dedicated to showing local, national and international artists of note.
The exhibit's opening reception will be held on Monday, January 21st from 6-8 PM at the gallery. An artist's talk will precede the reception at 5:30 PM in the gallery. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, including gallery hours and directions, contact:
Denler Art Gallery
c/o Northwestern College
3003 Snelling Avenue N
Saint Paul, MN 55113