Ted Lossowski: Over Forty Years

September 6 - October 11, 2019
Ted Lossowski
sculpture by Ted Lossowski
"Over the Mountain," (1997)
basswood and ceramics, 52” x 8.5” x 69.5”
sculpture by Ted Lossowski
Blue Donut (2007)
Ceramics and Black Walnut, 24" x 11" x 36"
sculpture by Ted Lossowski
Balance Stick (1996)
Ceramics and Cherry, 66" x 11" x 26"
Sculpture by Ted Lossowski
Lightning Strikes Twice (1996)
Cherry and Aluminum
Sculpture by Ted Lossowski
Passages (2007)
basswood, black walnut, aluminum
sculpture by Ted Lossowski
Six Circles (1977)
ceramics, glass, stainless steel, black walnut, mahogany

Opening Reception: September 6, 4:30-6:30 pm

The String Room Gallery of Wells College is pleased to announce the opening of a career-spanning exhibition of work by Wells College Visual Arts Professor, Ted Lossowski. Ted Lossowski: Over Forty Years will feature work from throughout his career in art-making, in recognition of his upcoming retirement from Wells College in May, 2020. All are welcome to the Gallery for a public reception on September 6, 4:30-6:30 pm; the exhibition will remain on view until October 11.

Trained as a ceramic sculptor at SUNY-Brockport (B.S.) and Rochester Institute of Technology (M.F.A.), Lossowski has built a practice rooted in a careful attention to refined craftsmanship. He works to find balance between materials such as clay, wood, and metal, with a focus on surface quality and texture. He finds particular interest in the properties of stack-laminated wood, with consistent work in thrown, hand-built, and slump-molded ceramic techniques. Throughout his work, Lossowski has frequently called on two fundamental forms: concentric circles and the post-and-lintel. His use of circles, evocative of the ceramic vessel tradition in which he so carefully trained, suggests a continuum, while he views the post-and-lintel as a symbol of transition or passage.

Lossowski will retire from Wells College after having served 31 years as a faculty member in the college's Visual Arts Program, during which time he served terms as Program Chair and Fine Arts Division Chair. Prior to Wells, he taught ceramics at SUNY-Brockport, the Jewish Community Center of Rochester, Finger Lakes Community College, and Monroe Community College. He has shown his work throughout the region, including exhibitions at the Memorial Art Gallery (Rochester), the Renaissance Art Gallery (Rochester), the Schweinfurth Art Center (Auburn), and the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Invitational.

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