Upfront Gallery

Mark Gordon
Organic Geometries in Clay

Upfront Gallery
December 5 – 27, 2014
First Friday Gallery Walk: December 5, 6-10pm

Mark Gordon, Stack I, glazed stoneware


Mark Gordon’s exhibit Organic Geometries in Clay features his most recent sculptural works. Gordon can create the most balanced and precise goblets and vases, but this exhibition pushes his boundaries of tradition and form.  The cubes and other shapes, glazed in handsomely bright colors, hover in states of suspended action and varied deconstruction.

Artist Bio:

Mark Gordon is a native of Rochester, NY and serves as an Associate Professor of Art at Barton College in Wilson, NC, where he has taught in the art department since 1999. Gordon’s undergraduate studies included Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Philosophy and Physical Education at Oberlin College in Ohio, and his graduate studies culminated in a Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio State University. In looking back on his educational pathway, Gordon muses, “When you combine Plato with swimming, it can result in unexpected ceramic inspiration.”