How Great I Am

Tim Kowalczyk

January 9, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Creativity Gallery

How Great I Am will feature a series of recent trompe l’oeil  (deceive the eye) ceramic works by artist in residence Tim Kowalczyk. This series of sculptures and cups is inspired by Muhammad Ali’s legendary, poetic trash-talking prior to his 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” fight with George Foreman.

Since graduating with his MFA from Illinois State University in 2011, Kowalczyk has maintained an active studio practice from his home in Minonk, Illinois. He has taught at Illinois Community College, Kankakee Community College, and at University Illinois Springfield, and participates regularly in juried, group, invitational, and solo exhibitions throughout the United States.

Residency: February 12 – 16
During his residency week, Tim will share his unique ceramic process, working on sculptural work as well as his signature “cardboard” mugs. Kowalczyk will lead a two-night, hands-on workshop. Public demonstrations will be posted on plainsart.org.

Artist Talk: Thursday, February 15, 6 – 7 pm • Free

  • Tim Kowalczyk
  • Tim Kowalczyk, Handcuffed (handcuffs), 2014, Yixing, Dark Stoneware, Glaze, and Underglazes, 3 1⁄2 x 18 x 8 1⁄2 in.

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