NEWPORT, R.I. – With his notational ink drawings and atmospheric-fired ceramics, New Hampshire-based artist Nick Sevigney fuses his love of clay and machines. Sevigney’s work will be on display in a one-person exhibition at Salve Regina’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, located in the Antone Center, Lawrence Avenue, from Sept. 27-Oct. 31.
The campus community and the public are invited to attend an opening reception for the artist on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. Prior to the opening, Sevigney will provide studio demonstrations from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 112 at the Antone Center. He will also lecture on his work at 4 p.m. in the Gallery.
Sevigney constructs an invented world of surreal forms and animated textures drawn from deep-sea life, insects, flowers, science fiction and Yixing tea ware. His treatment of intimate scale, extraordinary detail and distressed surface connects us to the past and the future, the familiar and strange.
He is an associate professor of ceramics and the program coordinator at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H. He holds a BFA from the University of Hartford Art School and an MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. In 2005 he received a Rhode Island State Council of the Art Fellowship.
His work has been exhibited throughout the United States. It’s also in the permanent collection of the Arizona State University Art Museum, The Studio Potter Collection and the Fidelity Investment Corporation.
Hamilton Gallery is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy Avenues. Its exhibits are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Mondays.