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Moments In-Between: Ceramics Apprenticeship Artist Talk

October 28, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a Virtual Roundtable discussion with our 2020 and 2021 Ceramic Apprentices, Tran Tran and Lola Ogbara, in conversation with our Ceramics Head, Angela Dieffenbach and Assistant Ceramics Head, Joe Kraft. This talk is in conjunction with Tran Tran’s exhibition, Moments In Between. 

The conversation will include an introduction to the artists work and practice as well as a discussion about the influence that the Hyde Park Art Center’s community of ceramicists has had on their practice.

About the exhibition:

Moments In Between presents new work by interdisciplinary artist Tran Tran made during their year-long Ceramics Apprenticeship at the Art Center in 2020. The body of work in the exhibition exemplifies Tran’s unique approach to ceramics which both informs and is informed by the artist’s ongoing explorations of form across media. Distinct organic forms appear repeatedly in several works in the exhibition, sometimes as artificial-intelligence generated images, drawings, and sculptures. The artist sees the process of iterating as an essential component of their practice that allows them to investigate how forms evolve through repetition. Through the body of work exhibited, Tran invites us to consider, “How do we differentiate what is singular from what is part of a whole? Does the essence of a moment, a place, an object, or a person lie in their physical or spiritual quality, a combination of both, or beyond them entirely?”

About the Ceramics Apprenticeship:

The Ceramics Apprenticeship Program at the Hyde Park Art Center provides a unique opportunity for ceramic artists to work in a community-based arts center during the course of a year. The Ceramics Apprentice receives training by the Ceramics Department Head and the Assistant Head of Ceramics in advanced studio skills while developing their work in a supportive environment.

The exhibition is curated by Mariela Acuña, Exhibitions and Residency Coordinator, in collaboration with Tran Tran.


October 28, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Hyde Park Art Center
5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
Chicago, IL 60615 US
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