Nov 18

Decoro: Works in Porcelain by Juliane Shibata

An exhibit of recent work by Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Juliane Shibata ’01

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
Gould Library Athenaeum

This event takes place each day from September 18th, 2020 to November 18th, 2020.

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Juliane Shibata, Quatrefoils

Shibata Quatrefoils

Quatrefoils, 2019 // Porcelain, underglaze, underglaze pencil, real carnations, gold leaf // 44.5 x 10 x 3 inches 

Visit the Athenaeum during fall term to see Decoro, an exhibit of recent work by Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Juliane Shibata ’01. After graduating from Carleton, Shibata went on to earn an MFA from Bowling Green State University. Since then, she has taught ceramics at Carleton and Hope colleges as well as The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. 

I employ and embrace repeating patterns in my functional and sculptural work. I think about these patterns in two ways: as ornamental, operating cross-culturally and throughout history, adding decorative beauty to our surroundings; and as time-based – seasons, daily routines, evanescent moments – which may be experienced more than they’re seen. Both are part of our everyday landscape.

My installations investigate the contrast between the transience of nature and the relative stability of fired ceramics, in beauty that can be both ephemeral and enduring. Working at the intersection of the natural and the constructed, I integrate real flowers with ceramic materials. These pieces, which thus incorporate actual, lived time and elements of decay, allude to memento mori and seek to create an awareness of the fleeting nature of our existence in contrast to the persistence of fired clay.

—Juliane Shibata '01

Visit Juliane Shibata's website | Watch Shibata's profile on MN Original 

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Sponsored by Gould Library Exhibitions. Contact: Zoe Adler