Webster Hosts 'Holding Cognition' Reception, Showcasing Sculpture Students' Artwork

May. 2, 2017

Webster Hosts 'Holding Cognition' Reception, Showcasing Sculpture Students' Artwork
Students learn to work with the lost-wax process, plaster-sand casting, and pouring bronze. 

Webster University will host a public "Holding Cognition" reception May 2, 2-3 p.m., in the Library's main lobby, showcasing bronze works by sculpture students currently attending Webster University enrolled in the Art program.

While bronze casting has been practiced for over four thousand years for practical and artistic purposes, it is still a relevant and evolving art form today.  Students are learning to work with the lost-wax process, plaster-sand casting, and pouring bronze. 

While each work is unique in its response, students were asked to consider in contemporary terms, “what can be considered a portrait?”, and as an added consideration, “Is it possible to make a touchable portrait?” While certain works welcome interaction more than others, they share a common thread of attempting to embody the character, essence and feeling of a person or state of mind.

Works in the showcase involve traditional hand-sculpting, life-casting, and 3D printed sculptures translated into bronze.

Those attending the reception who decide to interact with the artwork, should do so gently.

Artists in Showcase:

  • Caitlin Isgriggs
  • Colleen Jordan
  • Theresa McClure
  • Cat Terry
  • James Eveland
  • Logan Mueller
  • Chelsea McDaniel
  • Hattie Svobodastel
  • Becca Rohrer

Click here for story about last month's reception and list of artist in showcase.

Special thanks to The Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Webster University College of Fine Arts and the Department of Art, Design and Art History.

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