I worked out that i have 61 days at Red Star Studios. At 10-12 hours a day, thats around about 650 plus hours of glorious studio time. I cannot wait to see what happens.
View of the city lights from my posh pad- where i have a private, secure parking spot and a washer and dryer.....all the comforts of home, (that i don't have at home...) Who knew!
JULY 9th - 10th - LYNN PETERS
SURFACE DECORATION FOR LOW-FIRE CERAMICS
During her Visiting Artist Residency at Red Star Studios, Peters’ will present a workshop based on topics introduced in her book, Surface Decoration for Low-Fire Ceramics. Bring your own low-fire bisqueware on Day 1 and Peters will demonstrate a variety of techniques to achieve painterly results. The work will be fired so participants can share their results the following day. The session concludes with a visual journaling exercise that will inspire ideas for future projects. Day 2 begins with studio time to create a representational sculpture based on photographic images and the previous day’s journaling. Later in the day, Peters will demonstrate post-firing surface techniques as well as the use of mixed media to realize aesthetic and conceptual ideas.
“Spontaneity Made Concrete” explores narrative sculpture that reflects upon the quotidian, cliché conversations and the accidental nature of practice. Artist Lynn Peters seeks to recreate the sudden sensation of an insight that is provoked during a nonchalant encounter or an article in the morning newspaper. These sculptures are visual fragments, like architectural ruins, that remind you that life is lived on many planes simultaneously.
Lynn Peters is a professor at Moraine Valley Community College in Chicago, teaching Sculpture, Ceramics and Design.
Exhibit runs from Aug. 28–Oct. 4, 2015
Reception: Friday, August 28, 2015 at 6p—8p
Where: Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640
Review from Gapers Block
ART FRI OCT 09 2015 By S. Nicole Lane
Fragments of our mind are stitched together to form cohesive memories; the joy of noticing everyday tasks and celebrating them through visual connection, conversation and aesthetics, is the basis of Lynn Peters' sculptural and clay-based work.
Spontaneity Made Concrete, at the Lillstreet Art Center, focused on the narrative surrounding snapshots in life. Her works were mounted on the wall and featured animals, humans and forms that contributed to a collection of several planes that one exists on simultaneously. Additionally, Peters utilizes photography and text to activate the viewer and combine several media as a backdrop to the core of the sculptures. Stolen Moments is a large piece that displays four sculptures, each individually titled, Statue of Liberty, The Thinker, Mona Lisa, and Untitled, a ceramic self-titled sign, and a black-and-white photograph. The piece, in terms of subject matter and presentation, was the most experimental work in the exhibition and encapsulated the idea of imagination, fragmentation and a vision as a source of understanding.The image of the cart, which sits outside of the Ark Thrift Shop in Wicker Park, was the backdrop for the four sculptures on the wall. While the shop is filled with a plethora of clothing, furniture and an assortment of tchotchkes, Peters noted that the cart, outdated and torn, was a symbol for what the Ark is to the neighborhood. What existed inside the cart, similar to inside the Ark, was a mystery of the unknown, a mass of tattered cloth and last year's fashion trends.
Displayed on top of the photograph, on the wall, were clay portraits of the workers at the Ark, both men and women. By juxtaposing the photograph of a detail about the thrift shop and then choosing to illuminate several characters and workers from the store, Peters examines the everyday occurrences when passing by the space. Her portraits of the workers and her portrait of the store create visual fragments frozen in time. In several of her clay sculptures, such as in The Thinker, the artist captures the workers in mid-action. The Statue of Liberty subject is frozen, carrying a mattress as the bend and the crease of the springs and the material form around the workers' hands and limbs; the weight of the mattress is evident.
Peters' stylistic approach can be critiqued as realistic, though gritty and raw in form. The artist was able to convey a sense of movement and emotion through her aesthetic choices. The approach allows the clay portraits to exist like a memory--detailed but slightly faded, existing but fragmented. In the piece, Ambiguity and Paradox, the playful tones and muted hues, created a whimsical visual experience. The artist crafted two heads, from the nose up, on a white shelf, and additionally, sculptured a hen and a deer that rested on the figures' heads. Adjacent to the figures are the words "Ambiguity" and "Paradox," which evoked questions of reality and a distinction towards surrealist qualities. While Ambiguity and Paradox is one of the few pieces to not include photography, the piece works independently, and anchors the exhibition in terms of concept and craft.
By combining photography and clay, Lynn Peters expands the boundaries of traditional presentation and display in a gallery setting. The decision to conflate both media is a strong attribute to her oeuvre and to Spontaneity Made Concrete. Peters' interest in examining the commonplace and visually re-creating scenes from everyday life brings forth the conversation of reality, but with a twist. While the works in the exhibition were based upon actuality, Peters does a charming job of creating the sense of blur and confusion that memory can create--the obscure lines, the jagged edges and the simplicity of content were wonderfully displayed in the show, and made permanent by three-dimensionality.
Lynn Peters studied at Sheridan School of Design, New York State University at Alfred and Rutgers University. She is the author of "Surface Decoration for Low Fire Ceramics" and is a professor at Moraine Valley Community College where she teaches Sculpture, Ceramics and Design.
Lillstreet Art Center, located at 4401 N. Ravenswood Ave., was founded in 1975 and works as a supportive community for artists and students. Ceramics, metalsmithing, painting, printmaking, textiles, glass and photography are among the many classes that the art center offers.
Spontaneity Made Concrete was on view at Lillstreet Art Center from August 28 until October 4, 2015.
Come see a solo exhibition of Lynn Peters art work at the beautiful SXU Art Gallery.
Show runs from March 18-February 18
(closed Spring Break: March 7-15)
Artist's Presentation and Reception
Wednesday, February 18 at 3:30p
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10a - 5p
Tuesday, Thursday 11a - 5p
Saturday 11a - 2p
Article from TribLocal Palos Hills
Moraine Valley hosting art exhibit by Lynn PetersBy Moraine Valley Community College Nov. 28, 2011 at 1:07 p.m.
Moraine Valley Community College is hosting “Port Hope” by Lynn Peters, artist and Moraine Valley professor of Sculpture and Ceramics, in the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, in the Fine and Performing Arts Center, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills. The exhibit is partially funded by Palos Fine Arts and will run until December 15.
“Port Hope” is an installation piece incorporating three elements in its construction: rearview mirrors, a roadside sign and book titles. The project began in 2009 when Peters was looking for an object to be a vehicle for writing words on, something she could make in multiples using clay. She wanted something ordinary but had a life of its own. She saw the Port Hope sign by chance on a road trip with her parents. Initially, Peters planned to inscribe the mirrors with extracts from her journals, but she wanted the work to honor her father and instead used book titles because he was never without a book.
“I am interested in the ways our verbal communications can be made into art,” said Peters. “I journal conversations from everyday life, and I consider them a documentation of what is present in my community. I work with the notion that who you are is totally and only a function of the conversation you engage in, and I illustrate these moments in time with collages, a kind of visual diary of what took place.”
Peters has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University in New Jersey and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Alfred University, New York State College, in Alfred, New York. Peters has owned a design studio and sculpture business, completed an international residency in Toronto, Canada, and is a published author who has been exhibited mostly on the East Coast.
The Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery provides an opportunity to view locally and nationally recognized artists. Exhibits in the art gallery are free to the public and are available for viewing Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., as well as during most performances in the Fine and Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit morainevalley.edu/fpac or call Jennifer Kiekeben at (708) 608-4231.
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