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Allison Randall to present ceramic sculpture
at Flanagan Campus Art Gallery
Oct. 28, 2011
The Community College of Rhode Island’s Flanagan Campus Art Gallery will present the ceramic sculpture of Allison Randall from Nov. 4 to Dec. 2. A reception with the artist will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10.
Randall creates ceramic sculptures that are strongly influenced by the organic architecture of seashells. Using both additive and subtractive handbuilding methodologies, as well as multiple and various kiln firing strategies, she works in a manner that is informed by her interest in the natural processes of growth and deterioration.
“The empty seashell as an object reflects its former surroundings as well as what it once housed; I use the shell as a form to communicate information about a particular life cycle through the physicality of what remains,” she said. “I strive to create work that is indicative of the push and pull between environments and their respective inhabitants through the format of a shell.”
Randall received a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2010 and since has taught ceramics at both CCRI and her alma mater. The Seekonk, Mass., native lives in and maintains a studio space in East Providence.
The gallery is in Room 2420 on the first floor of the campus, located at 1762 Louisquisset Pike in Lincoln. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday. Admission to the reception and exhibition is free, and the gallery is handicapped accessible. For information, e-mail Gallery Director Tom Morrissey.