Trent Burkett and Monika Meler: Pots and Prints
August 30 - September 15, 2010
Pots and Prints is the first in a series of faculty exhibitions presented during the Fall 2010 semester. Pots and Prints features ceramics, sculpture and prints by Visual Arts professors, Trent Burkett and Monika Meler.
Trent Burkett's artwork reflects an appreciation for functional objects from the strictly everyday to the more eccentric sculptural aspects of experiencing objects. His work incorporates an aesthetic of both organic/gestural qualities, as well as architectural/human invented forms. As a result, Burkett creates a dynamic equilibrium between the sculptural aspects and the conventions of functionality.
As a native of Brodnica, Poland, Monika Meler cites the fall of the Berlin wall as one of the most important events in recent history, not only for social and political reasons, but for contemporary art as well. Her work explores cherished memories from her childhood and their elements of invented landscapes and events. Meler's artwork negotiates the tension between past, present, and future in everyday life.
University of the Pacific, "Trent Burkett and Monika Meler: Pots and Prints" (2010). Reynolds Gallery Exhibits Archive. 85.