Embodied Forms: Donna Polseno and Ellen Shankin

Donna Polseno and Ellen Shankin ceramics exhibition

Left: Ellen Shankin, Bottle 2017, stoneware clay, 12 x 6 x 2 1/2  inches
Right: Donna Polseno, White Crane, 2017, mid-range porcelain, 10 x 4 1/2 x 1 1/2  inches


February 27–April 8, 2018
Artists' Lecture: Tues. Feb 27, 4:30-5:30 PM, LPAC Cinema
List Gallery Reception follows: 5:30-7 PM

Please enjoy a copy of the exhibition catalog, Embodied Forms.

The List Gallery is pleased to feature two such accomplished potters in Embodied Forms: Donna Polseno and Ellen Shankin. The exhibition highlights more than 30 recent works by the artists that convey their shared affinities and inspirations. Although they model contrasting approaches to building and embellishing forms, both Polseno and Shankin create works that are notable for their architectonic presence, rich surface textures, and allusions to natural forms. Pursuing their individual visions within the context of interconnected creative communities, they have  garnered international recognition over the past four decades. Their contrasting methods offer opportunities for viewers to study the qualities intrinsic to their individual approaches as well as those aspects that make each artist's work distinctly personal.

The artists will lecture about their work on Tuesday, February 27, 4:30 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema. A List Gallery reception will immediately follow: 5:30–7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.  The exhibition will be accompanied by a color catalog with essay by Andrea Packard and Foreword by Wayne Higby.