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Artist ID: 2337

Does silicon-based life exist in the universe? If so, could it perceive its environment? Could patterns, colors, and forms be a part of its language? We sent a Golden Record into interstellar space on Voyager as a legacy should it ever encounter anything that could appreciate a constructed object and understand its significance. My work tries to capture communicative qualities in clay (silicon). If my work can bring light, love, and joy to us carbon-based life forms in the meantime, so much the better.

A. Russell Gerber
1663 Knob Hill Ct. NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Email gerber3@comcast.net
Website www.instagram.com/arussellgerber
Telephone 678 575 8506

Bachelor of Science, Cum laude
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Double major, psychology & philosophy
Phi Beta Kappa

Junior Year Abroad Program
Aberdeen University
Aberdeen, Scotland

Doctorate
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Medicine

My pieces are thrown on a wheel using stoneware clay. I enjoy doing both raku and atmospheric firings. In raku, I use traditional firing techniques, such as smoking and reduction. My raku work contains original decorations and artistic designs. I creatively craft unique pieces that I hope will connect with each individual observer on a personal level. I have been creating pottery for the last 20 years and plan to continue to create for the foreseeable future.

Exhibitions:

2021 Decatur Arts Festival
Atlanta, GA


2020 Paint Georgia Blue (juried show),
The Atlanta Theatre Artists for Justice and Metropolitan
Studios
Atlanta, GA
On-line Gallery: atltheatre4justice.com/paint-ga-blue

2020 Grounded: A Virtual Art Exhibit of Ceramics (juried show),
3 pieces:
Purple, yellow, red, and white multicolor raku; Pop Pottery
Red, jade, and white multicolor raku; Pop Pottery
Alacran Azul color raku; Pop Pottery
RiverArts, Inc.
Prairie du Sac, WI
On-line Gallery: www.riverartsinc.org/grounded

2020 Aqua - Envision Arts Exhibition (juried show), 2 pieces:
Color Raku, Pale Blue Dot, Eastern Hemisphere
The Lake
On-line Gallery: envisionartshow.com/aqua

2020 Decatur Fine Arts Exhibition (juried show), 1 piece:
Pop Pottery; blue, yellow, red, and white; multicolor raku
The Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College
Atlanta, GA
On-line Gallery: www.decaturartsfestival.com

2020 Decatur Arts Festival (accepted, exhibit cancelled
due to coronavirus)
Atlanta, GA

2020 Inman Park Festival & Home Tour (accepted, exhibit
cancelled due to coronavirus)
Atlanta, GA

2020 Clay: A Southern Census (juried by Mónica Ramírez-Montagut),
1 piece:
Pop Pottery; red, jade, and white multicolor raku
Clay Center of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

2019 High Museum of Art Holiday Market
Atlanta, GA

2019 Candler Park Fall Festival
Atlanta, GA

2019 Inman Park Festival & Home Tour
Atlanta, GA

2018 Lines in Motion
(2-person show with Kayo Albert)
A. C. Studios & Cafe
Alpharetta, GA

2018 Brookhaven Arts Festival
Atlanta, GA

2018 Steal It! Art at a Steal (juried show), 3 pieces,
The Art Place Gallery
Marietta, GA

2018 Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
Fernandina Beach, FL
(1 piece selected as Judges’ Choice in juried show)

2018 Inman Park Festival & Home Tour
Atlanta, GA

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