Sam Chung "Skyscapes"
November 7, 2014 through January 2015
Sam Chung teaches ceramics in the Herberger College School of Art at Arizona State University. He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from St. Olaf College and received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University. His work is well anthologized both nationally and internationally, and is featured in many collections including the Taipei County Yingge Museum in Taiwan, the Incheon World Ceramic Center in Korea, and The Everson Museum of Art in New York. His vessels reflect deep historical and cultural references. Whether teapots, containers or tableware, Sam’s work is thoughtful, well designed and impeccably made.
“I am interested in the way pots have the unique ability to serve a multitude of roles and functions. They can exhibit decorative beauty, bring attention to more functional or tactile concerns, and also create historical, cultural and experiential associations. I work within the context of pottery to exploit its universal familiarity and impose my own vision for merging historically and culturally disparate influences. I am curious about the relationships I see among various forms of creative expression from both past and present, and try to bring forth a new language of pottery for the future.”
Plinth Gallery Curator Jonathan Kaplan further elaborates, “Sam Chung’s distinct work is the result of an understanding of the importance of design while also an awareness of the history and tradition of ceramics. His work moves beyond mere utility and convention by balancing form, function, and design, and is a fresh approach to vessel-making.”
“Skyscapes” opens at Plinth Gallery First Friday, November 7, with an artist reception from 6-9pm. The event is free and open to the public, and will be on display through January 2015. Plinth Gallery will also host a 2-day ceramic workshop instructed by Sam Chung on Nov. 8-9. Cost to attend is $265 which includes all material. Please contact the gallery at 303-295-0717 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to register.
Plinth Gallery is located at 3520 Brighton Blvd, Denver, in the River North Art District.