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SMU Meadows Assistant Professor of Ceramics Brian Molanphy to Exhibit at Brookhaven College

Brian Molanphy: encapsulations opens in the Brookhaven College Art Department's Forum Gallery January 7

The Brookhaven College Art Department will present an exhibition of new work by SMU Assistant Professor of Art Brian Molanphy in its Forum Gallery, January 7 - February 6, 2013.

encapsulations will assemble three groups of ceramics called "trim," "carrés encadrés" and "square cubed." The physical and imaginary implications of enclosure and concealment are common to the three groups. "Engobe," derived from French, indicates in English a liquid clay that may serve as a coating for a ceramic object. In French the root meaning of the word "engobe" is to take in the mouth, to gulp. Unlike conventional ceramics such as a bowl or a vase or a set of tiles that reserve space while allowing a specific route of access to that space, each work in the exhibit completely encapsulates a small patch of space.

Molanphy began teaching ceramics at SMU in 2011. In 2012 he was awarded a Meadows Faculty Development Grant and a University Research Council Grant for continued research on marbled clay in France. Recent exhibitions include Mondes céramiques, Aubagne, France; Craft Texas, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft; les fontaines, Beaumont, France; and Beyond the Brickyard, Archie Bray Foundation.

A reception for the artist will be held Friday, January 25, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Brookhaven College is located at 3939 Valley View Lane, between Midway Road and Marsh Lane in Farmers Branch. The Forum Gallery is located in Building F, Room F101. The exhibition is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the exhibition, contact David Newman, gallery director, at 972-860-4101 or at dnewman@dcccd.edu.

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