Wednesday, July 10 – 12-1pm
PERSPECTIVES Lunchtime Conversations @ BMCM+AC
Explore our Materials, Sounds, and Black Mountain College exhibition along with an artist, historian, or scholar who will give perspective and context to the work from their particular point of view. Guest Speakers: Amanda Hollomon-Cook + Josh Copus, artist in the exhibition.
Amanda Hollomon-Cook is the Design Studio Manager at East Fork Pottery, the studio of Alex and Connie Matisse and John Vigeland based in Asheville, North Carolina. An apprentice of Matisse, Hollomon-Cook draws from a lineage of potters that can be traced back to Bernard Leach (BMC ceramics instructor, 1952.) Through a collaborative installation in this exhibition, Hollomon-Cook + East Fork bring local traditions and the Black Mountain College legacy into conversation with contemporary sound artist Jenn Grossman.
Photo of Amanda Hollomon-Cook: Whitney Ott
Josh Copus is a community-centric potter based in Marshall, NC. Through countless hours of working with potters in the Asheville area and throughout the nation, Copus has developed a personally significant approach to making pottery that values the importance of local materials. Josh’s work references historical forms and processes while remaining relevant to the contemporary art world. Through his collaboration with sound artist Jenn Grossman, Copus will further expand the possibilities of clay as a material and practice.