“White and Shadows” comes to the CMC ArtShare Gallery
The intricately detailed pottery of ceramist Michael Wisner will be the focus of “White and Shadows,” a new Colorado Mountain College exhibition at the CMC ArtShare Gallery in downtown Glenwood Springs beginning July 3. An artist’s reception will be held on July 9 from 6 to 8 p.m., and the exhibit will remain at the gallery through August 27.
The Post Independent‘s Jessica Cabe has written a wonderful article, interviewing Wisner on these particular works. It shares great insight into his early career, his nature-inspired process and includes photos of the artist working in his studio.
“I do many colors, but there’s something very subtle and beautiful about just white alone. The colors aren’t splashing out at you; it’s more about light and shadow.” — Michael Wisner, quoted from Post Independent
Inspired by ancient Anasazi and Mimbres potsherds, Michael Wisner began making southwestern pottery nearly 20 years ago. His work is collected and exhibited internationally, including at the Smithsonian Museum. Wisner digs local clays from the ground near his studio in Woody Creek, Colorado. The clay is filtered to remove rocks and debris and then hand coiled to form each piece. Over the past 16 years Wisner has studied extensively with Potters of the American Indian Pueblos and Mata Ortiz, Mexico. In 1989 he began an apprenticeship with Juan Quezada. His work is now uniquely his own, but the influence of this master ceramist remains deeply within his work.
This CMC ArtShare exhibit is a collaboration between the Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt, and Colorado Mountain College. The CMC ArtShare Gallery is at 802 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and is closed Sunday. Contact Alice Beauchamp, CMC ArtShare director at 947-8367, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.