Beyond Form & Function by Benjamin Oswald


Sep 20, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018


Benjamin Oswald is an Edmonton-based contemporary ceramic artist and sculptor. He earned a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Alberta, then his training became more formalized with figurative sculpture and stone sculpture at Chunbok University in South Korea. In the process, he learned to think through his hands and his work in ceramic art and sculpture shows a process of materializing ideas, shapes and the interactions between objects and space.

Oswald’s entire oeuvre in ceramics falls into several categories. There are works which are purely functional in their purpose and design, there are other works: both wheel-thrown and hand-made, which were created for nearly minimalist decoration and, finally, there are ceramic sculptures - both figurative and abstract – where the medium was used as a means to an end. Presented in conjunction with 2018 Alberta Culture Days and 2018 Edmonton Design Week, this exhibition presents an overview of Oswald’s prolific career as a ceramic artist and sculptor and examines his work vis a vis international trends and directions in ceramic art. The exhibition is jointly curated by Jacek Malec and Ruta Nichol of Harcourt House Artist Run Centre.




View map Harcourt House Artist Run Centre - Art Incubator Gallery
3rd Floor, 10215-112 St.
Edmonton, AB

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