Simple Things | Joseph Pintz
March 29 – May 5, 2018
Joseph Pintz’s functional and sculptural ceramic work explores the role that domestic objects play in fulfilling our physical and emotional needs. Inspired by his Midwestern roots, Pintz creates mundane forms based on utilitarian vessels and other implements associated with the hand. In the process, the dense meaning of these objects is transferred into clay. Pintz earned his BA in anthropology and urban studies at Northwestern University and his MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation, the Northern Clay Center, and the Roswell Artist-in-Residence program. He has received the NCECA Emerging Artist Award as well as the Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of Missouri.
The stubborn physicality of my pots forces one to slow down and pay close attention to the meal, the moment, and the company around the table. By creating a dialogue between the vessel and the user, the value of quality and aesthetic experience over efficiency is reinforced. My goal is to celebrate the poetics of the commonplace by sharing a sense of abundance, substance, and community through my work.
Work from this exhibition will be available to purchase online Tuesday April 2nd.
Throughout the duration of the exhibition, work will be available for purchase in our brick and mortar gallery.