Sharif Bey, Assistant Professor of Art Education at the School of Education, has been awarded the 2014 John Michael Kohler Art Center Arts/Industry Residency. He was one of 13 artists chosen from a pool of 415 applicants. Bey will be in residence at the Kohler Center from February 16-March 22.
Sharif Bey Proposal Abstract
“Although my works are created in proximity to the body in a small intimate studio, they are designed to activate large spaces. While I appreciate the influence my small studio has had on the formative stages of this work, I am interested in pushing the boundaries of scale beyond the object itself and into the realm of installation art. With the support of the Cast Shop and technical staff I intend to produce a series of large-scale sculptures and installations that incorporate multiple large slip cast forms. To this point the majority of my work has been created in Earthenware. I am also eager to explore a new high-fire glaze palette while in residence at the John Michael Kohler Art Center. The industrial facilities and space will afford me the opportunity to produce large molds, a high volume of cast forms and the advantage of envisioning larger assembled pieces as they evolve: luxuries I don’t currently have.”
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