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Kevin Rohde: Social Fabric
Lormina Salter Fellowship 2013-14, Solo Exhibition

June 28- August 9, 2014

Opening Reception:  FRIDAY, June 27, 6-8PM

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ARTIST TALK:
Please join us for a duo artist talk Friday August 8th from 7-9. Current exhibiting artists Kevin Rohde and Rebecca Grant will be discussing their creative and technical processes. This will be a wonderful evening of sculptural and functional works on display and explored. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to 410-578-1919 x10.

Baltimore, Maryland - June 10, 2014 - Social Fabric is the culminating exhibition of Kevin Rohde's first year in Baltimore. Rohde was selected from over 20 national and international applicants to be the recipient of Baltimore Clayworks' Lormina Salter Fellowship, a year-long residency that provides the selected artist with a studio and materials stipend. The exhibition runs June 27- August 9, 2014. With an opening reception on Friday, June 27, from 6 to 8 pm. Admission is free.

Arriving in September, Rohde began sculpting figurative work with meticulous detail. Each figure is poised in anticipation, caught in a moment of confrontation with the unknown. His work deeply examines what it is to be human and further explores how we relate to one another and fit into our culture. Working from photographs taken of other artists, friends' children and others, Rohde selects poses and props that build a narrative - connecting his history to the greater society surrounding him. The end result is a figurative sculpture representing how we interact with one another.

Fabric is another important element in Rohde's work. This exhibition will debut a new body of ceramic work that focuses on fabric as a singular theme. Rohde uses clay to sculpt realistic looking cloth as a metaphor to discuss our relationships and the greater world we in which we live.

Originally from Binghamton, New York, Rohde earned his MFA from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania in 2012. He has taught figure sculpture classes at various educational programs and currently is an instructor at Baltimore Clayworks. He was recently selected as one of Ceramics Monthly's Emerging Artists for 2014.

Built from solid clay, carefully cut apart, hollowed out and flawlessly reassembled, the craftsmanship is impeccable. Don't miss this exhibition of hand-built figures and sculptures -visit Baltimore Clayworks to engage with these sculptures and become a part of the story.

Also on display in our Solo Gallery, ceramic sgraffito artist Rebecca Grant, winner of the 2013 Cups Benefit Show, will exhibit her functional porcelain pottery.