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SKIN CONDITION: Ceramics by Kelly Costlow

  • 05 Nov 2015
  • 24 Jan 2016
  • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont
OPENING RECEPTION: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Sunday, November 8, 2015

Kelly Costlow is an emerging artist from Batson, Texas, who graduated from Lamar University, Beaumont in May of 2015, with a BFA in Fine Arts and an emphasis on ceramics. While at Lamar, Costlow studied with noted Southeast Texas artist Linnis Blanton, who is featured in a solo exhibition at AMSET in the Steinhagen Gallery on view December 12, 2015 through February 28, 2016.

Costlow is inspired by the natural world and is a nature enthusiast – she loves spending time outdoors. This passion is demonstrated in her sculpture, which depicts anthropomorphic figures that shift subtly from animal to human forms. Clay is an attractive medium to the young artist due to its malleable nature, allowing Costlow to mold, shape and shift forms as she creates her sculptures. Costlow’s pieces have a certain seductive and surreal quality, and when viewing them it is easy to find yourself waking up in her world, where female figures morph into birds and lizards stand tall and walk instead of crawl. Costlow’s effortless facility in her medium is evidenced in the intricate details in her figures and bold colors produced in the raku firing process. She has created a fantastical world where reality and dreams converge. AMSET is honored to present Costlow’s ceramics in our café arts series.


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