|Alchemy: Transformation of Material and Image|
|Written by Susan Reed|
|Friday, 25 May 2012 15:27|
In conjunction with the current exhibit, kilnopening.edu: Southern California Ceramic Instructors and Select Students, the American Museum of Ceramic Art announces Vince Palacios’ June 9th lecture, Alchemy: Transformation of Material and Image, a part of AMOCA’s 2nd Saturday Lecture Series. This lecture will cover Palacios’ current work and the evolution of his process.
Palacios’ ceramics are very involved and time consuming, requiring up to twenty hours for a single piece. Instead of traditional uses of glaze or freehand surface decoration, he uses decals to apply images from different sources, time periods and mediums. Beginning with one figure made from combined images, he then layers more decals, firing the piece multiple times in order to achieve his desired effect. Eventually the piece resolves into a narrative with elaborate imagery based on a ceramic form. About his work he says “I am sampling images to reconstruct into intense, layered, mythological narratives, which have a very different rhythm than flat drawings.”
During his lecture, Palacios will speak about the process that he has developed, and the ways that he incorporates narrative and storytelling into the content of his work. In addition, he will speak about the preparation work he does and the vast collection of drawings, diagrams and images he has accumulated to inspire his work.
kilnopening.edu is designed to expose the public to the variety and strength of Southern California ceramics programs and encourage the next generation of ceramic artists. Palacios will present ten AMOCA student memberships to his choice of students from the kilnopening.edu 2012 participants.
All 2nd Saturday Lectures are free with paid admission ($5 for adults, $4 students & seniors, kids 12 and under free). Ice tea and sandwiches will be served.