Join the Allegany Arts Council and its Saville Gallery as we welcome Baltimore ceramics artist, Brad Blair, for his solo exhibition, Obscure Oddities: Clay Creations, from October 3-31, 2020.
Due to the continuing impacts of COVID-19, a Public Opening of the exhibition will not take place; however, you can view the exhibition in its entirety from the comfort of your home or in our gallery. Watch for updates on the digital gallery announcements soon!
Brad Blair is an artist, educator and gallery coordinator living in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2014, he earned an M.F.A. degree from Florida State University (FSU) focusing on ceramics and sculpture. Prior to FSU, he graduated from Towson University in 2009 with a B.S. degree, majoring in Art & Design. Aside from making artwork and exhibiting it nationally, Blair is an adjunct professor at Towson University, gallery coordinator at Harford Community College and instructor of ceramic classes at Baltimore Clayworks and The New Phoenix Pottery. Using his sense of creativity, imagination and patience, Blair builds detailed sculptural monstrosities to open the minds of viewers into a different reality, the unknown.
Blair is an artist, educator and gallery coordinator. In 2014, he earned an MFA from Florida State University in ceramics and sculpture. Prior, he graduated from Towson University with a BS, majoring in art and design. Today, Blair is an adjunct professor at Towson University, coordinates gallery operations for Harford Community College, and teaches ceramics at Baltimore Clayworks and The New Phoenix Pottery.
This series explores Blair's sense of creativity, imagination and patience as he builds detailed sculpture monstrosities to open the mind into a different and otherworldly reality, the unknown.
The unknown, uncertain and unexplained are the driving forces behind my creative process. Primarily made from clay, my sculptures also include other elements carefully added with great attention to detail. These otherworldly artworks provoke wonder and examination, generating an intangible human experience through curiosity, caution, attraction and fear. While some works are symbolic of situations occurring around our world, all of these obscure oddities help convey a message regarding this mysterious life we live, in a universe yet to be fully explored.
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