Ceramic artists who transform the mundane will speak at SIU
Ceramic crafters and collaborators Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers of Claremont, California, will visit SIU Carbondale's School of Art and Design and talk about their work at a 7 p.m. lecture on Monday at the John C. Guyon Auditorium in the campus’s Morris Library.
The public is invited to hear the artists speak about their work for the evening lecture, which will complement the pair’s stopover at SIU Carbondale’s .
In their studio, the two artisans create subtly satirical sculptures illustrating the transformation of everyday consumer products, such as Popsicles, good-luck charms, modern animals or dinosaurs. Many take on transformational themes.
“Our objective is to distill the stereotypical perceptions and associations within our culture into visually compelling objects, sculptures and installations,” the duo said in an artists’ statement. “Whether we are creating an installation describing the impending doom of the dinosaurs or a valise filled with gold lucky charms, our iconography is drawn from the animals, objects or situations that operate as commonplace tropes within our culture.”
Berg and Myers have shown nationwide, as well as in Mexico, South Korea, Qatar and Kuwait, and some of their work is in private collections. When not on the road sharing their vision, they operate Myers Berg Studios in Claremont.
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