Scott Chamberlin’s work is intellectually challenging and unconventionally beautiful. The works are abstract and like the material from which they are formed, they retain a “primal,” instinctual feel. An uncanny resemblance to the body’s productive and reproductive plumbing is a persistent characteristic of many of the sculptures. This is art – not medical science, but its sources and affinities appear fairly obvious.
Although he’s too young to be included in the pioneering generation, Chamberlin is an artist who is shifting the perception of ceramics, whether the medium continues to be informed by traditional shapes and functions or used in the creation of wildly improvisational and expressive sculpture.
The drawings in the exhibit both inform and are informed by the sculptural works. Drawing is a less process-intensive medium than ceramics, and its relative freedom allows a spontaneity of gesture and mark that serve as a perfect accompaniment
to the sculptures.
Simon Zalkind, Curator
View the exhibition catalog
Scott Chamberlin: A Body of Work - Sculptures & Drawings
opens on Thursday September 6th.
Opening reception from 4:30-6:30pm
Conversation with the Artist and Curator Simon Zalkind at 5:30pm.
The exhibit runs from September 6 - December 3, 2018. Free and open to the public.
The Art Gallery at the Fulginiti Pavilion
13080 E. 19th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80045