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Andrea Moon & Dryden Wells Closing Reception
On Friday, February 25th | 5 -8 pm please join us for the closing reception of the Andrea Moon & Dryden Wells Exhibit.
Andrea Moon is a St. Louis based artist who completed her BFA in 3D Studies at Bowling Green State University and her MFA in Ceramics at Texas Tech University. Her work has been displayed in the Dungduk Museum of Art, The Iowa Ceramic Center and Glass Studio, The Red Lodge Clay Center, The Missoula Art Museum, The Wayne Art Center, The Society of Contemporary Craft, Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft, and many more. Outside of the studio, Moon has prioritized the construction of a strong arts community, directing residency and education programs at the Red Lodge Clay Center, The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China, and Craft Alliance in St. Louis.
“I create sculptures that are personally meditative, repetitive with pattern, and orderly in structure. However, I push against my patterns of order to create a vulnerable, tense form that implies a invitation of interpretation. I am interested in exposing the process of material through positive and negative layers, and building in multiples to test structure and contrast space. I seek a pattern of control in building or a physical order that exposes small questions of stability and instability through form.” -Andrea Moon
“I am captivated by the union of craft, ingenuity and invention. While ideas associated with oppositions and dichotomies has and continues to be a driving force in my work, I find that the subtleties and surprises of the creative process have the most influence. Thinking is synonymous with making.
I am interested in the act of construction, deconstruction, reconstruction. I believe that it is this process of making that creates an understanding of the object and resulting evolution of the artwork. The volume of a form and the way light and shadow, a line, pattern or surface can activate our understanding of it have recently been of particular interest.” -Dryden Wells