Submerged is an exhibit featuring ceramist Beth Lindenberger, photographer Bob Petersen, painter Michael Greenwald and ceramic artist Donna Webb. This exhibit offers a symbolic interpretation of these artists response to interacting with water, its properties and qualities. Ceramicists Lindenberger and Webb were juried for inclusion in the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) 54th annual conference in Richmond, Virginia.
Lindenberger and Webb use ceramic form to create a narrative through porcelain sculpture inspired by nature’s aquatic ecosystems filled with microscopic life.
Bob Petersen’s work is a response to natural surroundings, capturing nature’s design, shapes and forms. Each subject inspires the decision to focus on details or less recognition and abstraction. But all his work has a single intention to uncover a dimension, a mood, a spirit, a frame of mind.
Michael Greenwald’s landscapes are derived from a personal connection to nature and a desire to create something meaningful and beautiful. He’s attracted to distant vistas and expansive skies. His paintings are a distillation of the natural world into its basic elements of land, water and atmosphere.
Ceramics have long been used to tell a story of events and history. Remnants of a society remain in the shards found by archeologists, illustrations on pottery and tile tell the stories of daily life.
Donna Webb and Beth Lindenberger
Porcelain high temp wire Cone 6 Oxidation
7 x 8 x 3 feet
Endorheic Basin, 2020
Porcelain Cone 6 Oxidation
2 ½ x 12 x 5 ½ inches