Paralleled Pastiche by
Resident Artist's Stephanie Seguin and Savanna LaBauve
This exhibition is on display from July 7th- July 27th, 2018
Stephanie Seguin is an Artist in Residence at Carbondale Clay Center, and Faculty at Colorado Mountain College. She received her MFA from Pennsylvania State University in 2017, and her BFA from Minnesota State University, Moorhead in 2009. Born and raised in the Minneapolis area, Stephanie used her ambition in clay to explore new places by working for production and educational studios between her undergrad and graduate studies. She’s held positions ranging from academic instructor to facility assistant in; Italy, the Caribbean, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Northwest Montana. Stephanie’s love for discovery and newly acquired knowledge continues to drive her studio research, which takes form most commonly through clay objects which represent the familiar in unconventional presentations.
Stephanie Seguin says, 'Paralleled Pastiche presents a body of my work that continues a three year exploration in form, arrangement, and display. My investigation into this work originated as large scale installations, consisting of hundreds of vessels situated to create a singular piece, often filling the entirety of a gallery space. While I found the larger installations to have desirable effects, I wanted to be able to showcase the ideas behind the installations in smaller, and more intimate settings. This lead to the current version of my work, which pairs smaller compositions, made up of two to five vessels, with displays that contain and frame the individual compositions. The end result is a type of three dimensional painting, which exploits the boundaries of volume and flatness.
Savanna LaBauve is a ceramic artist from Baton Rouge, LA. After finishing her BFA in Ceramics and Painting from Louisiana State University (LSU) she moved from Cajun country to the mountains — Carbondale, CO where she is Carbondale Clay Center's current artist in residence. Growing up in her parents’ retail store, Lezárd Rouge, Savanna was always surrounded by artists and their creative endeavors. That creative stimulus led her to fall in love with art at a young age. Throughout her primary and secondary schooling, she developed a love for drawing and painting. It was not until college, when she was exposed to sculpture and ceramics, that she found her passion for three dimensional works. While at LSU, Savanna sought out unique opportunities, such as: Printmaking in Florence program, the National Student Exchange Program which took her to University of Hawaii for one year, and craft school workshops to learn from practicing artists.
Savanna LaBauve says 'This current body of work relates my fascination with the arch form and the exploration of process. Through each process — press molds, clay linear drawings, and paintings on ceramic forms — I have discovered something new about the arch. Structurally the arch creates a void and provides support, relationally the arch references the curve of the back, formally the arch alludes to movement.
ANGUS L. GRAHAM SCHOLARSHIP
The Carbondale Clay Center honors one of its most vibrant members with the Angus Graham Memorial Scholarship Fund. Angus Graham is remembered as a talented, passionate and widely adored member of the Carbondale Clay Center community. He was a highly involved member of the arts community in the Roaring Fork Valley, often teaching children’s classes at the center, assisting artist Alleghany Meadows and the Artstream Nomadic Gallery, taking classes at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and being an active member at SAW (Studio for Arts + Works) in Carbondale. After his passing in August 2017, the Carbondale Clay Center (with support from his family and friends) created the Angus Graham Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will serve to benefit future developing artists.
There were two fundraising events (an online auction and a silent auction) benefiting the Angus Graham Scholarship Fund. Both auctions included donations from artists across the country who knew, loved, and were inspired by Angus. These works of art were created by using or incorporating Angus’ personal tools, sent out to his friends and colleagues by the Carbondale Clay Center. All proceeds from both auctions are going directly to the Angus Graham Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Carbondale Clay Center
The Carbondale Clay Center has been an important part of the Roaring Fork Valley and the field of ceramics since the Center's inception in 1997. Over the last 20 years, the Clay Center has played a pivotal role in our local art scene by offering a positive and supportive place to build community through artistic expression and arts education. Generous community support has allowed us to successfully sponsor ceramic classes, kids clay camps, gallery exhibitions, artist residencies, outreach programming, special events, and community parties.
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