SMU Meadows School of the Arts Pollock Gallery: Form Follows Color

Jan. 25-Feb. 29
Tuesday-Friday 11 am-5 pm and Saturday 1-5 pm

In the 2019 fall semester, SMU Division of Art professors Barnaby Fitzgerald (painting) and Brian Molanphy (ceramics) brought their separate courses together for a collaboration to combine painting and ceramics in bas-relief. Form Follows Color focuses on the pedagogical thinking behind the task of making an image with clay, firing it into a bisque and painting it. While two- and three-dimensional works are typically seen as separate, Molanphy says, “Bas-relief, and ceramics in general, are the happy confluence of dimensions. To cut and to build clay in order to draw reveals a profound sense of line, tone, volume, shape and color.” The works exhibited in Form Follows Color are a mix of bas-relief pieces as well as paintings, studies, tests and experiments from B.F.A and M.F.A. students, teaching assistants and professors who participated in both classes.

SMU East Campus in Expressway Tower,
6116 North Central Expressway,

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