Josh DeWeese | “A Point in Time”
Published: May 20, 2013
Josh DeWeese, whose work is on display through Aug. 24 at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art in Great Falls, is a ceramic artist and educator who is currently an assistant art professor, teaching ceramics at Montana State University in Bozeman. He and his wife, ceramic artist Rosalie Wynkoop, recently built a home and studio in Bozeman – the town where DeWeese grew up, the son of well-known Montana artists Bob and Gennie DeWeese.
His exhibition at Paris Gibson Square, titled "A Point in Time," features a range of pottery forms, including covered jars, platters, baskets, various pouring vessels, and cups.
He describes the show this way: “The jars and platters serve as a platform for the exploration of narrative, with drawings enveloping the forms, emerging in and out of the glazed surface. The larger vessels become paintings in the round, and I am interested in how the image unfolds as you move around the pot.”
The baskets and pouring forms are animated, and reference the figure. The cups, he says, “are perhaps the most intimate. I enjoy the potential of the daily kiss, and their future interaction in the hand and the home.”
The artist earned an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred, and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. He served as resident director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena from 1992-2006.
DeWeese has exhibited and taught workshops internationally and his work is included in numerous public and private collections. Learn more about this accomplished artist at www.deweeseart.com/Josh/.