First Friday: KC Clay Guild Residency Exhibit
July 1 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Four Chapter Gallery is partnering with another Kansas City community arts organization, the Kansas City Clay Guild, to present a capstone exhibition for two of their current artists-in-residence.
In Liminal, we present the work of Jing Huang, sculptor, and Mathew Meunier, potter.
About the exhibit:
When borders are absent, possibility is present. Change and growth occur by operating in the space between known and unknown, here and there, then and now.
This exhibition features two ceramic artists exploring the significance of the liminal space in their work and artistic voices, interpreting the term ‘liminal’ in different ways.
The study of the space and the feelings of dislocation between her past and present is central to Jing Huang’s ceramic sculpture. By abstracting and reassembling her observations and memories, her work becomes the voice and imagination of her life outside her country. Whether the scenery comes from the past or present, the east or the west, in the transitional space of her work both landscapes coexist.
Mathew Meunier’s functional work embraces the boundless space between idea and possibility. Having recently translated long-held environmental sustainability concepts into a completely new body of work, the full scope of potential is yet to be reached. His work is punctuated by textures and contrast born on the path between intention and promise.
The artists in Liminal demonstrate a diverse understanding of the positions between boundaries and share an experimental approach to clay materials and processes.
About Jing Huang
Jing Huang was born and raised in Guilin, China. Jing received a BA from Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in 2012 and her Advanced Diploma from Sheridan College in 2015. In 2020 she graduated from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University with an MFA in ceramic art. She is currently an artist in residence at the KC Clay Guild in Kansas City, MO.
About Mathew Meunier
Originally trained as a carpenter, Mathew comes from a long line of skilled craftsmen and craftswomen. A chance encounter with a handmade pot in a friend’s kitchen led him to the pottery studio and to a new way of working with his hands. After apprenticing for three years with wood-firing potter Mark Shapiro in Worthington, MA, Mathew is currently an artist-in-residence at the KC Clay Guild.