Ted Vogel: Shadow, a New Exhibit at Kittredge Gallery

February 6, 2010

Tacoma, Wash. – Kittredge Gallery at University of Puget Sound will present a mixed-media installation titled Shadow by artist Ted Vogel beginning Jan. 18. The gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are below.

Vogel has served as assistant professor of art and program head in ceramics at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., since 1994. He is currently chair of the art department. Vogel received his M.F.A. in ceramic sculpture from University of Colorado at Boulder. In addition to teaching at Lewis & Clark, he has taught at Montana State University, University of Colorado at Denver, and the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Mont. He has been a visiting artist at numerous colleges, universities, and art centers, including Brigham Young University, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Indiana University Southeast, Mendocino Art Center, and the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland. Vogel also has curated a number of exhibitions. His work is exhibited widely and has been published in several books and ceramics magazines, as well as being held in numerous public and private collections.

In 1997 Vogel was invited to participate in the yearlong glass residency “Common Ground,” sponsored by Bullseye Glass Company in Portland, Ore., and since that time he has often incorporated glass into his work, along with clay, cast iron, and photographs. On view at Kittredge Gallery is a mixed-media installation incorporating rose petals and ceramic feathers, in addition to six works from Vogel’s Altar series.

Vogel has said of his work, “I have always been a collector of objects, a maker of spare parts. In my work these parts are made of clay, kiln-cast glass, digital images, and other mixed-media elements. Each part is formed and fired using a variety of techniques and then finished in a range of surfaces and colors that embrace my ideas of symbolism and metaphor. My work explores ideas of storytelling and allegory and references our inseparable relationship to the natural world, the body, humanness, and our complex and precarious interactions with humankind.”

Shadow will be on view from Jan. 18 to Feb. 20, 2010. The opening reception is Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. The reception is open to the university community as well as the general public. A gallery talk will be scheduled during the run of the exhibition and the artist will be offering a workshop for Puget Sound art students. For more information visit www.pugetsound.edu/kittredge.

Kittredge Gallery serves as a teaching tool for the art department and a cultural resource for both the university and the community at large, exhibiting work by noted regional and national artists. Exhibits and talks are free and open to the public.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 4 to 6 p.m., Kittredge Gallery

Gallery Location: University of Puget Sound, N. 15th St. at N. Lawrence St., Tacoma, WA
Directions and Map: www.pugetsound.edu/campusmap.xml  

Regular Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon.–Fri.; noon–5 p.m., Saturday*
*Please note that the gallery is closed on Sunday and during university holidays.
 
Web site: http://www.pugetsound.edu/kittredge

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