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Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery



Niles Wallace: The Sunny Side  

January 12 - March 1, 2018

Artists' Reception: Friday, January 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Niles Wallace holds a BA in Art Education from Edinboro State University of Pennsylvania and a MFA in Ceramics from Alfred University. After short teaching stints at the Philadelphia College of Art and the State University of New York at Albany, he began teaching ceramics at the University of Memphis in 1976. His work has been widely exhibited regionally and nationally, and he is represented locally by L Ross Gallery.


"My current work consists of porcelain or stoneware bowls and vases that acknowledge the history of vessels and painting on the decorative form while being tied to contemporary art and social concerns. I am not interested in overly refined or stylized technique and embrace the uncrafted.

The bowls are relatively large and have a pedestal base. They are intended to hang on the wall as paintings but also work well visually on the table. The vases are figurative and display an eccentric sense of balance and movement.

All work is glazed and fired to C/9. Often the work is then overglazed, sometimes multiple times, at C/6 and with majolica glaze to C/04. The stoneware glazes provide warmth, texture, and depth, while the other glazes lend brightness and intensity of color. 

Together they allow a high degree of control of imagery and specificity of color, as well as a haptic experience that is not as readily available from paint on canvas." — Niles Wallace


Metal Museum: Forge Cast Fabricate

January 12 - March 1, 2018

Artists' Reception: Friday, January 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Featuring work by apprentices Lewis Body, Sarah Dorau, and Kacy Ganley
and staff artists Kevin Burge, Lori Gipson, Anastasia Green, Eva Langsdon, Jim Masterson, Jeannie Tomlinson Saltmarsh, and James Vanderpool

The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery is located on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library in the center of campus on the Buckman Quadrangle, easily accessible from the Central Avenue parking lot. All exhibits are free and open to the public.