Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Simon Levin
February 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
In 1993 Simon Levin fell in love with the movement of flame through a wood-kiln. Its sensuous quality is something he seeks to capture in his work with soft forms, full curves and flame paths etched into the surface. This quest led him to an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa.
He now owns Mill Creek Pottery in Wisconsin, where he and his apprentices work to advance the cause of wood-fired pottery. In 2013, Levin was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Taiwan exploring the potential of local materials. Recently he has been a visiting artist, lecturer and kiln builder at The China Academy of the Arts in Hangzhou. It is at the academy where he and his apprentices have been bringing a technology that originated in Asia and has evolved in the incubator of the United States back to Asia. Clay is central to his life.
The Department of Art & Design proudly presents the 11th season of Artists Now!, a Wednesday evening lecture series designed for a broad audience with an interest in contemporary visual art. It presents a diverse group of artists working across traditional, hybrid and emergent disciplines. Join these nationally and inter- nationally recognized practitioners as they explore and expand the boundaries of creative visual practice today.
All lectures take place on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in the Arts Center Lecture Hall on the UWM campus. FREE and open to the public!