The Art of Discovery
May 2–May 13, 2014
Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery,
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 2, 6–8:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public
Image (right): Lindsay Sager, "Drift," ceramic, 2014
Several pieces of Lindsay Sager's BA Senior Exhibition portfolio, The Art of Discovery, are included in the BA Senior Salon Exhibition along with seven other candidates whose portfolios are the culmination of their work toward bachelor of arts degrees in art.
Lindsay Sager's Artist's Statement:
I like to think of art as the outpouring of one’s soul: the physical version of our creativity. For this body of work, I explore my obsession with discovering the beautifully complex and vastly unexplored natural world that surrounds us. I hope to create a unique experience with the use of movement through shape, layers of intricate textures, and unexpected attention to detail from all angles. The experience is what my work emphasizes, not only in the end product, but also in the creative process. This is where you can get lost in pure creation and imagination. The process of creating is a state of feeling completely free, comfortable, and focused; it has a meditative quality. The malleable, forgivable nature of clay is one of the many qualities about creating ceramic art that I enjoy. The varieties of shapes and textures that can be achieved by manipulating it are endless. With clay you can stretch the imagination to new limits.
Art can be experienced in many ways and is unique to every person. Within all three-dimensional art, including ceramics, the tactile and visual senses are engaged with every piece. I appreciate work that is meant to be touched, picked up, turned over, as well as admired from afar. The result of embracing the freedom of raw creation with a visually kinetic, organically textured, style has given much of my work a ‘light and playful vibe’. I have hand-built all my pieces using high fire clays Earthen Red or Loafer’s Glory, and in several pieces a combination of both. All of my pieces have been bisque fired, then fired to cone 6 with layers of stoneware wash and cone 6 glazes. By selectively pairing warm and cool colors, I’ve sought to add a new element of balance and livelihood to each piece.—Lindsay Sager