Gianna Commito at Harvey Preston Gallery in Aspen

Harvey Preston Gallery - In Place exhibition view
Professor Gianna Commito is being featured in a two-person show called “In Place” at Harvey Preston Gallery in Aspen, Colorado with ceramicist Giselle Hicks. Hicks, who also has a School of Art connection, was a visiting artist in ceramics at Kent State in 2017. The exhibition will be on view through August 16, 2020.

Although the artists utilize different mediums, both have practices rooted in physicality and share a material commonality—an intuitive interaction with material and process—that can be traced back to their education in ceramics. Despite attending Alfred University at different times, the artists eventually came to know each other and this exhibition marks the first opportunity to view their works together.

The title of the show, “In Place,” is reflective of our time in both the physical and mental realm. While we were sheltered, surroundings once familiar and perhaps taken for granted became studied again, new meanings and appreciations developed. As the radius of our ‘in place’ circle narrowed, a new structure, routine, and way of being was born.

Images: (top left) Gianna Commito, Court, 2014, Casein and marble dust ground on panel, 24 x 20", (top right) Gianna Commito, Doak, 2016, Casein and marble dust ground on panel, 24 x 30″, (right) Installation view (Gianna Commito, Giselle Hicks) © 2020 by Harvey Preston Gallery

POSTED: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 4:50pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 5:01pm