Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture
with Gert Germeraad and Jennifer Forsberg

**This event is co-sponsored by the Hovey/Brown Endowment for the Arts**

Wednesday, March 21st, 7:00pm
Lecture in Griffiths 123 - Open to the public

From Woodfired Blobs to Plastic Clouds
Jennifer Forsberg
Face to Face, and the Consequences of the Art of Reading Faces
Gert Germeraad

Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture Workshop
Come watch Gert and Jennifer making their projects.
Open to the public
Friday, March 23rd, 9:00am - 11:30am
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Wednesday, March 21st, 7:00pm
Lecture in Griffitsh 123 - Open to the public


From Woodfired Blobs to Plastic Clouds

Jennifer Forsberg

Jennifer will talk about artistic choices, dead-end roads, challenges and curiosity. She will talk about contemporary ceramics, some gender issues, travelling, as well as working and living.

Jennifer Forsberg is a studio artist living in the south of Sweden. She earned her master's degree from University of Gothenburg in 1998 and has travelled and exhibited nationally as well as internationally. She mainly works with ceramics and is especially interested in our public space.

Face to Face, and the Consequences of the Art of Reading Faces
Gert Germeraad

For many years people have tried to read and interpret the faces of the people they meet. The ancient Greeks had their theories on bodily fluids like blood, slime and bile which would determine basic character in humans. Later on, people constructed theories on how to read character from facial features, like lumps on the head, the size of the nose, the placement of the ears or the color of the skin. All this would help to determine The Other. From this it was a small step to theories of race and character which was practiced in Europe and America by the Nazis and eugenic movements.

In Gert's work he has investigated the old theories of facial features and character by making several series of portrait sculptures in clay. He have deployed these series to investigate our attitudes towards The Other. Series like "The Four Temperaments" and "The Physiognomy Series" raise questions on whether or not you can read character in the human face. In his series "Racial Biology" he questions our concept of race.

Gert Germeraad is a studio artist from the Netherlands, living and working in the south of Sweden. He got his education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam. Gert has throughout his career been interested in human relations and portrait sculpture and has been working with portraits as a main topic the last 15 years.

Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture Workshop
Come watch Gert and Jennifer making their projects.
Open to the public
Friday, March 23rd, 9:00am - 11:30am
Location: Griffiths 10

 


gert

portraitman
Portrait of a Man
www.gertgermeraad.eu


forsberg

place
"Place", with Sarah Lindley and Jeanne Quinn, Museum of Modern Art, St Petersburg, Florida
www.jenniferforsberg.com