Taylor Carter and Oliva Gorman(bkgrd) Julie Drout (Front)
Taylor Carter, Olivia Gorman, Julie Drout
Sophie Neslund (R) Julie Drout (M) Sofia Castagna (L)
Sophie Neslund (bkgd) Julie Drout (front)
The exhibition Post Post Local is a collection of work made by students and professors from the University of Cincinnati in response to thoughts on regionalism and globalism. It simply shows what we make at home within the perimeters of our materials and facility, and how we handle our ideas placed within the new environment of factories in Jingdezhen, China.
Post Post Local is a response to an exhibition last December at the Mufei Gallery in Jingdezhen, where half of the work in the exhibition was made and carried on a plane from the US. The other half was produced while in residence at The Pottery Workshop during a 3.5 weeklong study abroad course. This iteration examines each artist’s response to working in Jingdezhen, China and how that has affected their current studio practice.
One step in the making process can be exchanged for another, allowing each artist to experiment while gaining a stronger hold on porcelain, a material with one of the sharpest learning curves. This back and forth of knowledge and give and take of tradition is why we value our time working in Jingdezhen.
Hopefully this exhibition suggests that we are moving forward culturally and creatively. We are asking ourselves “ what is local”, is it only based on geographic and political boundary, or as individuals do we continuously re-define the place we call here as we build on new experiences?