Craft / Material Studies

Tuesday, January 29th @ 12:00pm

609 Bowe street, rm 535


Image: Ben Stout(left) Kate Hampel(right)

Kate Hampel holds an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal. Her work is interdisciplinary and is concerned with gender, power, and taboo. Currently based in Richmond for the 2012-13 academic year as a Fountainhead Fellow at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Ben Stout, originally from Michigan, earned a BFA in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA in ceramics from Ohio University. He has taught at Ohio University, Marietta College, and is currently a Fountainhead Fellow at VCU. Ben has exhibited work at the Sculpture Center in Cleveland, the Kingswood Lower Gallery at Cranbrook, and the Art Stream Nomadic Gallery. His current work explores sights through material interventions designed to navigate the relationship between the internal cloistered space of the gallery and public passageways and thoroughfares, opening onto questions about local shared histories and larger ideas of the public.