Eight Tide Jars | Opening Reception
Thursday, September 5, 2019, 7 - 9pm
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Please join the School of Architecture in celebrating the work of artist Adam Silverman at the opening of his site specific installation Eight Tide Jars.
Each of the eight wheel-thrown pieces on display began as a 25 pound extruded brick of industrially processed clay. They were each placed directly on the wheel head (rather than starting with a ball of clay, as is the norm). The top – and the majority – of the clay was then pounded into a ball and thrown from there, leaving a clear, integral square foot for the finished piece to stand on. Each piece typically spends at least a week on the wheel as it is slowly worked from a brick to a ball to a cylinder to an egg to a punched and pounded shadow of its original shape.
Adam Silverman was born in 1963 in New York, NY and received a BFA and a Bachelors of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1987 and 1988. Silverman’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR; the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX; Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA; Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.
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