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Walter McConnell: Itinerant Edens

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Bellevue Arts Museum Eastside
Oct 20, 2017–March 25, 2018, Wednesdays–Sundays


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Artist and ceramic art professor Walter McConnell is known for doing something unusual with his clay pieces: not firing them. His wet ceramic works are often intricate, complicated, and enormous, and anyone looking at them would never question how "finished" they are. His latest exhibit, Itinerant Edens: A Measure of Disorder, looks terrifying. McConnell took full-body scans of live models, made 3D plaster molds based on their bodies, and cast terracotta clay models from the molds. He then created nature-inspired pedestals, put the human figures on top, and sealed the scenes in tall, thin terrariums. The end result looks like a dystopian version of the Natural History Museum. Because the pieces are unfired, they have changed and morphed over the course of the exhibit, so visiting now will provide maximum uneasiness.

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Bellevue Arts Museum

510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
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This event is in the past.
  • Oct 20, 2017–March 25, 2018, Wednesdays–Sundays