Nature is the underlying theme for “Passages,” an exhibition by two Palm Beach State College art faculty, Justin Lambert and Dennis Tishkowsky at The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus, Sept. 13 through Oct. 13. An artists’ reception on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Each artist will have approximately 30 pieces on display, and all work is available for sale, with prices ranging from $25 to $300.
Justin Lambert of Jupiter teaches ceramics. He creates pottery influenced by Asian and African cultures.
The firing process he chooses provides a direct interaction between the clay and the user. His work is not covered with any glaze, rather the firing itself glazes the work, enriches the surface and brings out intrinsic color from the clay.
“It is the interaction of my pots that lead to certain scenarios alluding to the ideas of companionship and solitude,” Lambert said. “Groupings of bottles or cups are about inviting myself, and the viewer to slow down and take notice of the subtle diversities in form and the infinite variety of surface texture and color attainable through wood and soda firing. The scale of my work brings the viewer in close to examine the subtleties of form and surface, and creates a more intimate experience through its utilitarian qualities.”
Dennis Tishkowsky of West Palm Beach teaches photography.
“I still see myself as a painter, but my brush is my camera,” he said. “Composition is not accidental and patience is a key factor in my work.” Using a digital 35mm camera, Tishkowsky photographs landscapes and still life images in the American Southwest, Florida and Michigan, often returning to a location many times to get the lighting he desires.
The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus is located in the BB building, 3160 PGA Blvd. Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Karla Walter, art gallery specialist, at 561-207-5015 or visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/x10295.xml.