ARKADELPHIA, Ark.—The Rosemary Gossett Adams Department of Art & Design in Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts is hosting an exhibit of ceramics works by Arkansas artists Logan Hunter and Hannah May through Feb. 18 in the Adams Gallery of Moses-Provine Hall. The exhibit is part of Ouachita’s 2021-22 Guest Artist Series; it is free and open to the public.
Hunter and May met and began collaborating as studio art students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Since 2012, they have taught ceramics and helped establish community ceramics classes and spaces around the state. They work out of their studio, Hunter & May Pottery, in Hensley, Ark.
Hunter’s recent work explores themes of movement and place, incorporating imagery inspired by his travels in the Midwest and South. May considers the concept of security in her work, using chairs as symbols of rest, safety and the life cycle of material objects.
“I am so excited about this show. It is absolutely stunning,” said Carey Roberson, associate professor of art at Ouachita. “One of the things that strikes me about Hannah’s and Logan’s work is how they really explore the materiality of clay, whether this is being done by the elegant wheel-thrown forms of Hannah’s functional works or the cracking earthiness of Logan’s sculptural works. It is so fascinating to see two people working side-by-side in the same studio, with the same materials—including glazes and firing techniques—produce works so different, and yet still connected.”
Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 9 a.m.-12 noon on Fridays. For more information, contact Carey Roberson at [email protected] or (870) 245-4655.