Fandom

MARCH 4 – APRIL 16, 2022
Emily Galusha Gallery
Curated by NCC
Virtual 3D Tour on view March 10, 2022

The concept of ‘fandoms’ has been with us for over 100 years, but since the early 2000s the idea has become part of mainstream culture. Fandoms span interests from bands to novels, sports teams to films, reality shows, role-playing games, and more—if you love it, there’s a community for you. For many of us, ceramics is our primary fandom—we can even see more specific groups around individual artists as they sell out new collection drops in a matter of seconds, and as imitators of this work pop up around the web.

Fandom is an exhibition to ‘ship ceramics and fandoms of all types. It serves to take all our loves and bring them together into a beautiful mélange celebrating our collective nerdiness. Here, we hope to bring new voices into the more formal setting of the gallery.

Participating artists include: Chris Burch, Lydia Ferwerda, Delvin (Del) M. Goode, John R. Hamilton III, Bri Larson, Ian Petrie, Stephen Phillips, and Avé Rivera.

About the Artists

Artist bios to follow.

Virtual Tour

Related Event

Fandomonium
Virtual, Thursday, April 7, 6 pm CT, FREE

Join Fandom artists for a unique take on a traditional artist panel—a role-playing game simulation. Panelists will participate as characters traveling through a fantasy virtual tabletop game board while answering questions about their work and process, and encountering some fantastical circumstances along the way.

Register in advance or follow this link to join the live Zoom presentation at the time of the event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82505292372


Virtual Tour of Memento Mori & Fandom
Virtual, Thursday, April 7, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, FREE

Join us over Zoom for a virtual tour of NCC’s exhibitions Memento Mori and Fandom. Reveling in communities spanning genres from nerdy to pop- culture, Fandom combines artists’ obsessions with clay. Memento Mori addresses themes of death in the face of the global pandemic from a variety of artists’ perspectives.

Register in advance or follow this link to join the live Zoom presentation at the time of the event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89549579496

Purchase Work

A selection of work from the exhibition is be available to purchase directly from our website. If you would like to enquire about work not online, please contact us at 612.339.8007, or salesgallery@northernclaycenter.org, we’ll be happy to help!