Opening Friday, May 3rd from 7-9pm at ADA Gallery – 228 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA
ADA Gallery and VCUarts Department of Craft/Material Studies are pleased to present “Casual Encounters” an exhibition of new work by Kate Hampel & Ben Stout, VCUarts department of Craft/Material Studies 2012-13 Fountainhead Fellows.
exhibition dates: May 3 – 31, 2013
BEN STOUT Originally from Michigan, Ben Stout 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.
Ben Stout received his MFA at Ohio University in Athens, OH. in 2011 and his BFA in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO in 2006. And in 2005 studied ceramics at the International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary
Kate 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.